by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Lee Hall
in association with Paisley Arts Centre
A contemporary and visually engaging translation of Brecht’s classic play, MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by stage and screen writer, Lee Hall (BILLY ELLIOT, COOKING WITH ELVIS).
“Bertolt Brecht was not a simple man. His personality and his politics are fascinatingly complex… Mother Courage and her Children, in my opinion the greatest of his many works…” Tony Kushner
Set during the Thirty Years War, rolling conflict is not just the background for the action, it causes the action. Mother Courage and her three children travel through the warzones, making their living from buying and selling whatever comes to hand. But, with two strapping sons and a pretty daughter, foodstuff and uniforms aren’t the only commodities the war machine is interested in.
Performed by a strong cast which includes Johnny Austin (DEAR GREEN PLACE), Garry Robson (RASPBERRY, REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL), Paul Chaal (PLAYBACK), Karina Jones (LIAR), Keith Macpherson (4.48 PSYCHOSIS, MONSTER IN THE HALL), Ashley Smith (365, PEER GYNT), with the lead role of Mother Courage played by the award-winning actress and director, Alison Peebles.
“Alison Peebles is more than up to the task and gives one of the finest performances seen on this stage since her Lady Macbeth all those years ago. She owns the space with quite compelling physical presence.” The HERALD on Doubt.
Supported by Truemark Trust, Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust, The Trusthouse, Charitable Foundation
Paisley Arts Centre
Thu 10 March • 7.30pm
Brunton Theatre (Musselburgh)
Sat 12 March • 7.30pm
macRobert (University of Stirling)
Wed 16 March • 8.00pm / Thu 17 March • 10.30am
MacRobert Memorial Hall (Tarland)
Fri 18 March • 7.30pm
The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen)
Wed 23 March • 7.00pm
East Kilbride Arts Centre
Thu 24 March • 7.30pm
Fri 25 March • 7.45pm
Dornie Hall (Nr Eilean Donan)
Mon 28 March • 8.00pm
Tron Theatre (Glasgow)
Wed 30 March – Sat 2 April • 7.45pm
All performances are surtitled and audio description support will be provided at each venue. There is a British Sign Language Interpreted performance at the Tron Theatre (Glasgow) on Wednesday 30th March.
Listen to the Audio Programme