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MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD (DRAMA)

BY

Charlotte Keatley

Where

BLACKBURN EMPIRE THATRE

DATE

20th – 23rd March 2019

ABOUT THE PLAY

This play is about the difficult relationships between mothers and daughters and explores themes of independence, growing up and secrets through 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. When Jackie falls pregnant with Rosie, without a husband, she is unable to cope and hands over the baby to her mother, Margaret. The play looks at the consequences of this secret and each woman’s opinion on it. The play has a minimalist set and is deliberately unrealistic, including the waste ground scenes where all characters become children.

Directed by Liz Holland

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

BY

Richard Bean

Where

BLACKBURN EMPIRE THATRE

DATE

29th May – 1st June 2019

ABOUT THE PLAY

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancée. But Roscoe is really his sister, Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend, Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Based on the classic Italian comedy, The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, in this new English version by prizewinning playwright, Richard Bean.

Directed by Claire St Pierre