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Doncaster, 2018.

It’s moving day, join Keeley as she packs away her memories into boxes. Come in for a cuppa and give her a hand. As she packs up her plates and boxes up her treasures, she journeys back through her family history. Me, Mum & The Patriarchy is a witty one woman show that looks at the choices we make and explores whether women really can have it all. 

This one woman performance portrays three generations of Northern women in a moving, hilarious and poignant journey. 

Keeley Lane- Writer & Performer

Keeley is a Yorkshire born actress and has an MA in Acting from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her recent roles include Charlotte Bronte in ‘Jane Hair’ and Kate Granger in ‘Hello My Name is...’ She is the Co-Artistic Director of Buglight Theatre and a freelance producer. This is Keeley’s debut as a writer. She developed the play as part of her creative project at Mountview using Elaine Aston’s, Feminist theatre Practice to create it. The work has been accepted in to the Maiden Speech Festival in London later this year.

Samantha Robinson- Director

Samantha is a director and actress originally from Skelmersdale. Her recent directing credits include South Kentish Town at The Union and The Toad In The Hole at Barons Court Theatre. Further directing credits include 4.48 Psychosis, The Pleasance Theatre. Fury, Playing With Grown Ups, Pool (no water), and The Shape Of Things - The Drayton Arms Theatre. Bull, Love and Money, Unprotected and Eight at The Bhavan. She is better known for her recent role as Michelle in the Out of Joint Production of Rita, Sue & Bob Too.

Upcoming performances:

Derry Playhouse, Saturday 9th March 2019, 8pm

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, Dates TBC

Previous performances at :

Upstairs at The Western, Seven Arts, Kings Arms, Tristan Bates Theatre,

Available for touring 2019


Keeley’s performance is simply impeccable, taking us with her every step of the Keeley’s first professional writing for theatre, the production is mature and well-scripted. The direction by Samantha Robinson is clear and incisive, while the simple set is used to great advantage. A powerful polemic over the male gaze and sexism in our society.
‘Me, Mum And The Patriarchy’ is a powerful one-woman
show which takes the audience on a roller-coaster journey, moving seamlessly
between heavy drama and comedy.’

‘The acting is a real tour-de-force of wide ranging emotions which come over
with genuine feeling and credibility.’
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‘A poignant, moving, important piece of theatre but with plenty of laughs along
the way.’

‘A fearless performance; Lane is unafraid to shine a light on many issues that
are easy to shy away from for fear of making others uncomfortable.’

— patriarchy-king-s-arms-salford