Mother Courage and Her Children

A Royal Exchange Theatre and Headlong Co-Production

  • By Bertolt Brecht. Translated by Anna Jordan. Directed by Amy Hodge. With Julie Hesmondhalgh.
  • 8 February 2019 - 2 March 2019
  • The Theatre
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A SHARP NEW VERSION OF BRECHT'S UNIVERSALLY CELEBRATED CLASSIC BY ANNA JORDAN, WHICH SEES THE RETURN OF JULIE HESMONDHALGH IN THE ICONIC TITLE ROLE

“NOW SPRING AWAKES, AND WINTER DIES
THE DEAD STAY DEAD, THE LIVING RISE
‘COS IF YOUR BREATH AND PULSE AIN’T GONE
YOU STAGGER UP AND CARRY ON.”

War rages over decades, but it’s business as usual for Mother Courage. She roams the grid from one army camp to another, her ragtag offspring in tow. Boots, beer, drugs, guns – anything a soldier desires can be bought off the back of MC’s cart. 

She’s determined to turn conflict into capital. But what will it cost her? 


Julie Hesmondhalgh (THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES, WIT, BROADCHURCH) returns to the Royal Exchange as the tenacious Courage. Headlong Associate Director Amy Hodge directs Anna Jordan's (YEN, FREAK) new adaptation that brings Brecht’s universally celebrated classic bang up to date.

 

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 8 February - Saturday 2 March 2019

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm
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    TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £18.50
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  • Creative Team
  • DIRECTOR Amy Hodge

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  • MEMBERS Q&A
    Join the cast of MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN in a Q&A

    Friday 22 February, 12.30pm - 1.30pm 
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    Monday 25 February, following 7.30pm show. 
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    Like an informal, friendly book club, but for plays
    Tuesday 2 March, 5.00pm - 6.30pm 
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  • Mother Courage

    Julie Hesmondhalgh

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