"My Mother Said I Never Should", directed by Estella Todisco. Charlotte Keatley’s award-winning play is the most commonly performed work by a female playwright worldwide. A story about the difficult relationships between mothers and daughters, "My Mother Said I Never Should" explores the lives and relationships of four generations of women: Doris, Margaret, Jackie and Rosie. Their loves, expectations and choices are set against the huge social changes of the twentieth century. This is what the playwright said about her play when she was interviewed early this year: "I think it’s a play that anyone, any age or gender, can relate to: it’s about family, and ordinary family, working class and middle class characters. And love, how we show it or withhold it; and ambition, what that is in each generation. And it’s both funny and moving, so it’s a play that makes us react - either acting in it or watching it. When I’m writing plays I think about this: I want the audience to laugh and cry and be truly moved, in one evening."