Mother Courage And Her Children

Date(s) - 11 Jul 2015
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Belvoir Street Theatre

Captioned Performance:    Saturday, 11 July 2015 at 2pm

Booking details:

At the time of booking, please request seats with a good view of the captioning screen.


By Bertolt Brecht  Translation Michael Gow
Music Composition Stefan Gregory
Director Eamon Flack

The great Robyn Nevin plays the great Mother Courage. At last.

Mother Courage and Her Children is a magnificent pageant of humanity in extremis, full of celebration and bastardry in equal parts, and burning with love and disgust for the human species. Its author is the great smartarse of the dramatic canon – an entertainer, a liar, a communist and a libertine whose appetite for the exuberant variety of life is only surpassed by Shakespeare.Mother Courage is Brecht’s masterpiece.

Anna Fierling is a refugee. She has three children, a shop in a cart, and buckets of chutzpah. She buys and sells her way through a massive and pointless religious war – gulling, lying, charming, inveigling. Will those great capitalist qualities save her from the common fate?

Directed by Eamon Flack, who proved with his masterful production of Angels in America that the epic can be moving, this 20th century colossus about a 17th century war is a vision of the 21st century – of globalisation, religion, violence, capitalism, love and pity.


Paula Arundell
Arky Michael
Robyn Nevin
Anthony Phelan


By Bertolt Brecht
Translation Michael Gow
Music Composition Stefan Gregory
Director Eamon Flack
Set Designer Robert Cousins
Lighting Designer Benjamin Cisterne
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
Assistant Stage Manager Keiren Smith



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