Carole Dance will replace Fiz Marcus for the role of Doris Partington in the UK tour of Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never Should.
London Classic Theatre has recently announced that Carole Dance will now play the role of Doris Partington in the UK tour of Charlotte Keatley’s “My Mother Said I Never Should.” As per the official release, Dance steps into the role as Fiz Marcus has had to withdraw due to unforeseen health issues. The full company is completed by Felicity Houlbrooke (Rosie Metcalfe), Kathryn Ritchie (Jackie Metcalfe) and Connie Walker (Margaret Bradley).
Artistic Director of LCT, Michael Cabot, directs the production, which tours to 14 venues, opening at Theatre Royal Windsor on September 25, 2018 with performances at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds and Gala Theatre, Durham from September 11, 2018.
“Set in Manchester, Oldham and London, ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ is a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom. The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century. Using a kaleidoscopic time structure, Charlotte Keatley’s story focuses on four generations of one family as they confront the most significant moments of their lives,” according to the press note.
In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to mind her manners and practice the piano. In 1969, Margaret’s relationship with her own daughter is strained, as art student Jackie experiments with her new found sexual freedom. When Jackie becomes pregnant 18 and has baby Rosie, a decision is made that will affect all their lives irrevocably.
Charlotte Keatley is an Manchester Evening News award-winning playwright and “My Mother Said I Never Should” is the most widely performed play ever written by a woman, having now been translated or produced in 31 countries from Japan to Peru.
Carole Dance credits for the company include “Humble Boy”, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” and “Equus”. Her other credits include “Absolute Hell” and “People” (National Theatre). Felicity Houlbrooke plays Rosie Metcalfe. For the company her credits include “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Kathryn Ritchie plays Jackie Metcalfe. Credits for the company include “After Miss Julie and Absent Friends.” Connie Walker plays Margaret Bradley and her credits for the company include “The Beauty Queen of Leenane.” Michael Cabot is the founder and Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre. He has directed all thirty-eight LCT productions since their debut in 1993 including “Private Lives.”
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