Mother Courage and her ChildrenCategory: Past Shows
By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Lee Hall
Cast – Jacob Addley, Janet Greaves, Georgina Hall, J. J. Henry, Tristan Pate
Director Tom Neill
Composer Ron McAllister
Musical Director Ellie Verkerk
Set Designer Victoria Spearing
Lighting Designer Alan Valentine
Education Adviser Danielle Corbishley
Costume Designer Jenny Lethbridge
Two ideologies collide in a conflict that stretches across a continent and threatens the balance of world power. In its midst, one woman, her three children by her side, sees an opportunity to survive, a way to profit from the slaughter by selling goods to both sides. And the time is about to come when, in her quest for material gain, she must make the ultimate sacrifice.
Regarded by many as the greatest play of the 20th century and even the greatest anti-war play of all time, Mother Courage and her Children asks fundamental questions about the effects our beliefs have on the world and the role of ideology in society and world affairs.
Blackeyed Theatre brings Brecht’s masterpiece to the stage with breathtaking ensemble performances and live music to create a truly unforgettable theatrical experience.