She Called Me Mother starring Cathy Tyson
National Tour
8 Oct - 21 Nov

Cathy Tyson © Talula Sheppard Cathy Tyson © Talula Sheppard

Michelle Inniss's play about an elderly, African-Caribbean homeless woman, starring Cathy Tyson to tour in Autumn 2015

Written by Michelle Inniss | Directed by Cara Nolan


The debut show from Pitch Lake Productions, founded by actor Cathy Tyson, writer Michelle Inniss and director Cara Nolan will be the second show to tour for the Black Theatre Live consortium, dedicated to bringing inventive BAME theatre to venues across the country. She Called Me Mother is the first show to be commissioned by the consortium and will play in studio theatres around the country during Autumn 2015.


Starring Cathy Tyson, She Called Me Mother invites the audience into the life of Evangeline Gardner – a homeless, 70 year old African-Caribbean woman, who finds herself living on the streets. The play brings together Evangeline and her estranged daughter Shirley and is written in poetic Trinidadian vernacular rarely heard on our stages.


She Called Me Mother is the second production from Black Theatre Live, a pioneering consortium of 8 regional theatres committed to increasing the amount of Black and Ethnic Minority theatre on the touring circuit. It follows the recently concluded tour of Tara Arts new version of Macbeth.



Info: She Called Me Mother is on national tour from October 8 to November 21. Visit Black Theatre Live website



Related links

Black Theatre Live Announces new play She Called Me Mother as second touring show




Tour listings

8 – 11 Oct
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London

Theatre Square, Stratford, London E15 1BX
Times and prices TBC
www.stratford-circus.com | 0844 357 2625


15 – 16 Oct
Lighthouse, Poole

21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
Times and prices TBC
www.lighthousepoole.co.uk | 0844 406 8666


17 Oct
Upstairs at the Western, Leicester

The Western Pub, 70 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GA
7.30pm | £12 (£10 concs)
upstairsatthewestern.com


20 – 21 Oct
Theatre Royal Margate

Addington Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1PW
Times and prices TBC
www.theatreroyalmargate.com | 01843 292795


22 – 23 Oct
Key Theatre, Peterborough

Embankment Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 1EF
Times and prices TBC
www.vivacity-peterborough.com | 01733 207 239


27 Oct
Bickerton Village Hall

Long Lane, Bickerton, SY14 8AU
Times and prices TBC
www.bickertonvillagehall.com | 01829782348


29 – 31 Oct
Unity Theatre, Liverpool

1 Hope Place, Liverpool L1 9BG
Times and prices TBC
www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk | 0844 8732888


4 Nov
Artaud Theatre, Brunel University, London

Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Times and prices TBC
01895 267 661 ex67661


5 – 6 Nov
Derby Theatre

Theatre Walk, Derby DE1 2NF
Times and prices TBC
www.derbytheatre.co.uk | 01332 593939


7 Nov
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Belgrade Square, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 1GS
Times and prices TBC
www.belgrade.co.uk | 024 7655 3055


11 – 12 Nov
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

6 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1QR
Times and prices TBC
www.theatreroyal.org | 01284 769505


13 – 14 Nov
The Lowry, Salford

Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, Manchester, Greater Manchester M50 3AZ
Times and prices TBC
www.thelowry.com | 0843 208 6010


18 Nov
The Witham, Durham

3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8LY
Times and prices TBC
www.thewitham.org.uk | 01833 631 107


20 – 21 Nov
Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham

Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS
Times and prices TBC
www.queenshall.co.uk | 01434 652477


Spring 2016
Tara Theatre, London*

356 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4ES
Times and prices TBC
www.tara-arts.com | 020 8333 4457


*performances at Tara Theatre will be in aid of St Mungo’s Broadway.





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