Mother Courage

Mother Courage and her Children

Mother Courage And Her Children is directed by Hannah Chissick, returning to Southwark Playhouse after the success of the musical Side Show, and is produced by Danielle Tarento, whose recent successes at the same venue include the UK premieres of Grey Gardens (with Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell), Titanic, the world premiere of Gods and Monsters and Chekov’s Three Sisters reworked for the 21st century by award-winning playwright Anya Reiss.

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About Mother Courage and her Children:

In a land ravaged by war, Mother Courage pulls her cart with her three children in the wake of the army, trading with soldiers and attempting to make profit from the war. Widely considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage And Her Children has been described as the greatest anti-war play of all time. It remains a timely exploration of displacement, war weariness and invisible enemies. It mirrored then, as it does now, the growing fear at the ever-advancing threat of terror infiltrating our everyday lives and our desire to protect ourselves and what is ours at any cost.

Berlot Brecht, translated by Tony Kushner
Danielle Tarento
Hannah Chissick
Cast list:
Josie Lawrence, Laura Checkley, Ivy Corbin, Celeste de Veazey, Rosalind Ford, Ben Fox, Jake Phillips Head, Shiv Jalota, Julian Moore-Cook, Nuno Queimado, David Shelley, Phoebe Vigor
Mother Courage and her Children Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Thursday, 2 November, 2017
Opening date: 
Monday, 6 November, 2017
Available from: 
Friday, 19 January, 2018
Saturday, 9 December, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 9 December, 2017

Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough

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Latest Mother Courage and her Children News & Features

Josie Lawrence interview - 'It’s all my fault if Mother Courage goes disastrously wrong'
Monday, November 6, 2017

Josie Lawrence may still be best known as an improvisational comedian for TV's Whose Line is it Anyway? and it remains a big part of her professional life, with twice weekly appearances as one of the Comedy Store Players in London whenever she is available. She also has her own all-female comedy troupe called The Glenda J Collective - "after my idol Glenda Jackson", she says. 

Josie Lawrence in Mother Courage and her Children
Josie Lawrence to star in Mother Courage and her Children at Southwark Playhouse
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Award-winning actress Josie Lawrence is to star as the title role in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children, which will run at Southwark Playhouse. Hannah Chissick will direct the new production of Bertolt Brecht’s play, which has been translated by Angels in America writer Tony Kushner. The play takes place between 1624 and 1636, with one scene representing each of the 12 years. It follows Mother Courage and her three children as she drags them along in a cart containing provisions for sale to soldiers.

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