Fingersmiths in co-production with Sheffield Theatres & in partnership with New Wolsey Theatre presents

My Mother Said I Never Should

Tue 10 - Wed 11 March 2020


‘You are always your Mother’s child, my Mother used to say’

A moving and funny exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family. Shifting back and forth in time, we see their loves, expectations and choices play out against huge social change from 1900-1980s.

Presented in British Sign Language and spoken English and featuring a cast of 1 hearing and 3 d/Deaf actors, this production’s visual, physical storytelling captures the rich breadth of communication styles that have always been used by the d/Deaf community.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “…ingenious…” – Whats On Stage

“…inventive, inclusive…” – The Stage

“…poignant and funny…” – Sheffield Telegraph


My Mother Said by Charlotte Keatley
Directed by Jeni Draper
Designed by Sophia Lovell-Smith
Lighting Design by Gary Longfield
Sound Design by Nick Greenhill
Movement by Luanna Priestman


Event Info


£18.50 – £14

members discount

Post-show talk: Tue 10 March

Integrated BSL & Captioning and Audio Description, with touch tours before every performance.


We’ve hand-picked a selection of shows that are our ‘Ones to Watch’ this season. They’re exciting, they’re ground-breaking and they feature stellar up-and-coming and established performers and theatre companies that we hope you’ll love as much as we do.

BOOK 2 – SAVE 10%
BOOK 3 – SAVE 15%
BOOK 4 – SAVE 20%

Other shows in this offer:
Trojan Horse
Night of the Living Dead™-Remix
a little space
Tom Rosenthal: Manhood
The War of the Worlds

*Available on selected shows. Discounts will automatically be applied at checkout. Discounts cannot be applied to tickets already purchased. Subject to availability.



Running Time

2 hours 30 mins (including interval) book now

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