All About My Mother is a passionate hymn to the strength and spirit of women; a kaleidoscopic drama embracing motherhood, love and desire; a homage to the great Hollywood movies.
Following the tragic death of her beloved son, Manuela (Lesley Manville) goes to Barcelona in search of his father, But before she can exorcise her guilt she gets caught up in the lives of three women: Agrado (Mark Gatiss), a long-lost transvestite friend, Rosa (Joanne Froggett), a young nun in search of love and Huma Rojo (Diana Rigg), the famous actress that Manuelas son so admired. As Manuelas life begins to have meaning once more, her sons father returns and the journey of discovery and forgiveness comes full circle.
Samuel Adamsons new play brings the multi-award winning film of All About My Mother to the stage. The screen version won international acclaim and an Oscar for Pedro Almodvar. In a career spanning 30 years his other films have included Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Talk to Her and Volver. Adamsons other work includes Southwark Fair and a version of Pillars of the Community, both at the National Theatre.
Director Tom Cairns recent productions include Aristocrats at the National, Phaedra at the Donmar and The Tempest at the Royal Opera House.