Year 13 students performed extracts from ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ by Charlotte Keatley this week, in a set designed to symbolically reflect the secret which is slowly revealed over the course of the play.
The action takes place in Manchester, Oldham and London, moving in time between the 1920s and the 1980s. It is about the difficult relationships between mothers and daughters. A story which explores the lives and relationships of four generations of women: Doris, Margaret, Jackie and Rosie. Their loves, expectations and choices, are against the huge social changes of the twentieth century. When Jackie falls pregnant with Rosie she is unable to cope and hands over the baby to her mother, Margaret. This play looks at the consequences of this secret and each woman’s opinion on it.