Mothers and Daughters

"How much of a licence do we give ourselves to do what we want to do?" 

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Playwright and author Tamara wrote a play that was about cycling, but there was far more behind her choice of the central relationship; the idea of the bond between mothers and daughters. In this charming piece she talks about her own mother and how her parents taught her to break the rules.

Tamara von Werthern is a playwright and producer. As a playwright, her work includes The White Bike (The Space, London, 2017, directed by Lily McLeish - and the short plays Baby Dolls (Hackney Attic, 2015) and The Village Church. Her work has also been shown at the Royal Court, the Arcola Theatre, Burdall’s Yard, Bath, the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London, and the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, as well as a number of site-specific performances with her own theatre company Para-Site Productions and Plays Rough London. Work in development includes Jackpot, co-written with Jack Hughes, which is being supported by Arts Council England, and directed by Lily Mcleish. She is founder and producer of Fizzy Sherbet, a writing initiative for women from across the world with regular events taking place in East London.Her work for the theatre is published by Nick Hern Books ( She has published short stories and poetry as well as a crime novel written in German.