Mother Courage and her Children - Red Ladder Theatre Company

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Mother Courage and her Children

28 September 2018 - 20 October 2018

Peace is bad for business.

The ‘Thirty Years War’ rages on. Whether flogging leather belts, greasy pots, bullets or her children’s lives – life for Mother Courage is reduced to a series of transactions, and escape routes.

Bertolt Brecht’s timeless and epic drama about the turmoil and trauma of conflict is vividly depicted through Lee Hall’s richly textured and crisp-witted translation.

In this wholly immersive production audiences follow in the steps of Brecht’s fearless matriarch, as Mother Courage hauls her tinkering wagon of junk through crackling battlefields and bombed-out villages – echoing the modern-day refugee’s universal displacement.

Starring Pauline McLynn (Father Ted / Shameless / EastEnders) in this iconic title role, Mother Courage and Her Children will mark Red Ladder’s 50th anniversary; over five decades of presenting stories of human struggle and resounding spirit in times of stark adversity.



Dates


Via West Yorkshire Playhouse
28 Sep 2018 – 20 Oct 2018