Fallen Angel Theatre Company presents a comedic memory play that explores the parallel growing pains of a mother and a daughter. More…
Set in 1983, Sharman Macdonald's 'When I Was a Girl' examines the complicated relationship between childless, unmarried Fiona and her crisp, divorced mother Morag. As the two share a Scottish beach holiday, secrets and memories are unearthed. Directed by John Keating.
See it if You are not put off by a lot of sexual language and are willing to wait until the second act to feel a sense of where the play is going.
Don't see it if You don't like explicit sexual references and can't deal with listening to intense Scottish dialogue.
See it if You want to see 2 smashing performances by UK actresses (& 1 American dud). This 80s play still has relevant meaning & humour-& stands time.
Don't see it if A distractingly boring & 1 note performance by a lead would ruin it for you (it did, me); but for her, would have been terrific Scottish fun
See it if You can appreciate interesting staging and have interest in intense mother-daughter conflict.
Don't see it if Dated one-note mother - daughter relationship"screaming and shouting" isn't appealing to you.
See it if You enjoy the nother daughter relationship in all its complications & low-key unfussy theatre with purpose
Don't see it if You prefer epic staging & bells & whistles
See it if A lonely mother, yearning to become a grandmother, her daughter and a long lost friend get together for a beach holiday.
Don't see it if You want a thinking piece. The actors played their roles at various ages which was the only thing that held the story together.
See it if The first act take-away is awkward sex-ed type commentary. Second act is more a cautionary tale format with mom/daughter drama throughout.
Don't see it if It's kind of all over the place and so many plot elements were never fully developed or explained.. Just take a pass on this one