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All About My Mother

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The stage adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar's film, starring Diana Rigg, Lesley Manville and Mark Gatiss. Read More >

After the tragic death of her son, Manuela embarks on a quest to Barcelona to find the father he never knew. Before reaching her goal, her life becomes entwined with that of three other women; a long-lost transvestite friend, a young nun searching for love, and the actress admired by her son.

All About My Mother revels in the strength and spirit of women, embracing motherhood, love and desire.

Pedro Almodóvar’s film, on which this production is based, won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and BAFTA for Best Film not in the English Language in 2000. This is the first time that Almodóvar has given permission for one of his works to be adapted for the stage in English.

For more about this production read The First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 25/08/2007

Opening Night: 04/09/2007

Closing Night: 24/11/2007

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Cast & Creative


Lesley Manville, Diana Rigg, Joanne Froggatt, Colin Morgan, Charlotte Randle, Mark Gatiss, Eleanor Bron


Director - Tom Cairns

Producer - The Old Vic, Daniel Sparrow and Neal Street Productions

Designer - Hildegard Bechtler

Lighting Designer - Bruno Poet

Sound - Christopher Shutt

Author - Samuel Adamson, based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar

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