“They tuck you up, your Mum and Dad”
Adrian Mitchell (after Philip Larkin)
The Round at the Dukes Theatre is an exceptional experience for the spectator. There are only three rows of seats on all four sides so that the audience is right among the action. This was particularly effective for Amy Leach’s production of ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ which has an all female cast, with Christine Mackie playing Margaret. The play is more Larkin than Mitchell, more Mum than Dad, although Dad doesn’t get away scot free. It’s about four generations of a Northern family and how each disappoints the other in it’s own special way. Some uncomfortable truths were laid bare. Slightly unnerving to watch sat next to your fifteen year old daughter. The play is marvellous in every respect, but don’t go if you don’t enjoy a good blub.
There’s more about the play and the production in this flip video of Christine, taken after the show. Thank you Christine.