She Called Me Mother
Pitch Lake Productions with Tara Arts for Black Theatre Live
Tues 7 - Sat 11 February, 7.30pm, Sat 3pm
A new play, She Called Me Mother by Michelle Inniss, starring Cathy Tyson & Chereen Buckley, directed by Cara Nolan.
"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 Bob Hoskins.
It has a big heart and the use of the Trinbago vernacular is richly effective. The Guardian
The production is supported by an Education Resource Pack for National Curriculum KS3 & 4, created by Cara Nolan & Cathy Tyson.
Check out Cathy Tyson's Blog about creating She Called Me Mother