Mother Courage and her Children - 2004
by Bertolt Brecht
Translated and adapted by Oladipo Agboluaje
Carmen Munroe as Mother Courage
With war raging all around her, Mother Courage sells food and clothing to soldiers, switching allegiance when it suits her and striving to keep her business and children alive at all costs. Bloody battlefields are her marketplace, her wagon her stall.
Set in Africa, Mother Courage’s brutal but remarkable story is told with humour and song and is a powerful reminder of human resilience and loss in times of war. An epic masterpiece of one woman’s survival, Mother Courage and Her Children is a story for our time and remains one of Brecht’s greatest plays.
This new translation was commissioned especially for Eclipse Theatre.
In 2003 Mother Courage and her Children
Bristol Old Vic
Manchester Contact Theatre
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
Birmingham Rep Theatre
Northampton Royal Theatre
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Clwyd Theatre Cymru
Liverpool Everyman Theatre