My Mother Said I Never Should

by Charlotte Keatley

Showing 23 May – 30 October

The Performers

Maggie O'Brien

Maggie O'Brien


Maggie is delighted to be returning to Theatre by the Lake.

Her theatre credits include: Fish Eye (Theatre Alibi); Lady Anna: All at Sea (Production Exchange); She is Not Herself and 12 (Kali Theatre); The Dogs of War (Old Red Lion); The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd (Orange Tree Theatre); An Inspector Calls, See How They Run, She Stoops to Conquer (Theatre by the Lake); You Can’t Take it With You (Manchester Royal Exchange/Told By an Idiot); Kalashnikov: In the Woods by the Lake (Pursued by a Bear); Faith Healer (Salisbury Playhouse); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Octagon, Bolton, MEN nomination Best Actress); Frozen (London Classic Theatre); He’s Much to Blame (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); The Flying Machine (Unicorn Theatre); Caucasian Chalk Circle (National Theatre/Theatre de Complicite); A Busy Day (King’s Head/ Show of Strength); Cider with Rosie, Be My Baby (New Vic); Smashed Eggs (Northampton Theatre Royal); Mary Stuart (Bristol Old Vic studio and tour); The Kitchen (Royal Court); Dancing at Lughnasa (Westcliff Palace).

Asha Kingsley

Asha Kingsley


Theatre credits include: Sisters (National Theatre Wales); Fiddler On The Roof, Romeo and Juliet, The Story Giant, The Sum (Liverpool Everyman Theatre); The Queen And I (Arcola Theatre); The Deranged Marriage (UK tour, Rifco Arts); Ladylogue (The Thelmas); The Elvis Years (UK tour), Chutney In The Street (UK tour and Melbourne International Comedy Festival); The Lion Of Punjab (Watermans Theatre ); The Far Pavilions (Shaftsbury Theatre); The Way Of The World, The Cherry Orchard, The Country Wife, The Birds, Macbeth (LAPA).

Television credits include: Cold Feet (Big Talk); Dr Who (BBC); Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures); Line Of Duty 4 (World Productions/BBC 1); Coronation Street (Granada/ITV); Paradox (BBC1), Wire In The Blood (ITV).

Emily Pithon

Emily Pithon


Theatre credits include: Hot Lane (Claybody Theatre Co); Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre); Waiting For God (UK tour); Time Of My Life, Arrivals and Departures (Alan Ayckbourn company, Stephen Joseph Theatre, UK tour and New York); Joking Apart (Nottingham Playhouse); The Norman Conquests, Tartuffe, ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Anthology, All My Sons (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse); Converging Paths (Slung Low); My Family And Other Animals, Two Planks and a Passion (York Theatre Royal); Taking Steps (Orange Tree Theatre); Blithe Spirit (Oldham Coliseum, MEN award nominee); Noises Off, The Birthday Party, Suddenly Last Summer, The Crucible, Blithe Spirit (Theatr Clwyd); The Merchant of Venice (Bolton Octagon); People At Sea, Lady Windermere’s Fan (Salisbury Playhouse); A Chorus Of Disapproval, The Beggar’s Opera, The Wizard Of Oz (Bristol Old Vic); Blood Red, Saffron Yellow (Drum Theatre Plymouth); Pericles (Ludlow Festival); The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company); Herakles (The Gate).

Television credits include: Love Soup, Coronation Street, Casualty, Holby City and Emmerdale.

Radio credits include: Paradise Lost, That’ll Be The Day, Resistance, Ann Veronica, Aurora Leigh, New Grub Street, Brief Lives, Utopia, Bronte in Babylon, 79 Birthdays, A Greater Love, Bright Spark, Stone, Higher, Cyrano De Bergerac, Frankie Takes A Trip, The Small House At Allington (BBC Radio 4); Manfred, Sonnet 29, Love Again, Tartuffe (BBC Radio 3).

Joëlle Brabban

Joëlle Brabban


Joëlle is a graduate of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts BA (Hons) Acting course.

Post graduating LIPA, she joined the National Theatre’s 10th Anniversary tour of War Horse where she played both Baby Joey and Emilie. She has also performed at another National Trust location, Powys Castle, in collaboration with Theatre Clwyd in Hauntings and Pork Pies playing the role of Alison.

Her film credits include the role of Elise in Jason Wingard’s In Another Life.

Being half French and raised in Sheffield, she is no stranger to beautiful landscapes but this is her first time in the Lake District and her first time performing with Theatre by the Lake.