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Pitch Lake Productions with Tara Arts for Black Theatre Live

She Called Me Mother

By Michelle Inniss | Starring Cathy Tyson | Directed by Cara Nolan

Fri 13 November - Sat 14 November

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"When she gon come? I lookin' at de people dem but I can’t see her. She a pretty lookin' ting, she does stan’ out amongst these faces dripped in dissatisfaction…"

Evangeline is waiting; she has been waiting a long time. She waits for the Black Swan to glide through the station and show her a little warmth and kindness. She waits for a ticket home to Trinidad, the sun, the mango trees, and the street vendors selling curry. She waits for Shirley the daughter she let walk away all those years ago.

"I try not to tink about she too much, 'cause de pain dem thoughts bring it like a heard of buffalo runnin' wild in a field, an' I beneath dem foot."

Will her daughter ever return to her and can she ever forgive the Mother that let her go?

BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Cathy Tyson is best known for her stage work with the RSC and the Liverpool Everyman and on film in Mona Lisa (1986) starring alongside the late Bob Hoskins, and on television in Band of Gold.  

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'An impressively moving debut' The Stage

'Cathy Tyson gives her a vibrant personality that makes this performance compelling.'
British Theatre Guide

'Michelle Inniss’ writing is rich with poetical imagery and Trinidadian dialect.' Exeunt



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