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.


British Theatre Guide

Tour dates

In 2003 Mother Courage and her Children
toured to:

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