“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 herd of buffalo runnin wild in a field, an I beneath dem foot.”
Will her daughter ever return to her and can Shirley ever forgive the mother that let her go? Starring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Cathy Tyson, best known for her stage work with the RSC, the Liverpool Everyman and in Mona Lisa (1986) alongside Bob Hoskins.
British Theatre Guide “Cathy Tyson gives her a vibrant personality that makes this performance compelling”
Bargain Theatre Land “Cathy Tyson and Chereen Buckley give intelligent performances that do justice to their characters’ harrowing stories.”
London Theatre 1 ***** “She Called Me Mother was an absolutely brilliant show”
Exeunt Magazine *** “Michelle Inniss’ writing is rich with poetical imagery and Trinidadian dialect” “Cara Nolan’s intensely directed production.”
Everything Theatre “The phenomenal acting talent of this remarkable duo is inspiring.”
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