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Mother Courage

First Performed in 1987 at Contact Theatre.



Written by Bertolt Brecht

Directed by Anthony Clark

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Cast: Ellie Haddington, Ewen Cummings, , Sara Todd, Richard Sterling, Andy Hockley, Jeremy Swift, Michel Joseph, Saira Todd




"The honesty of Anthony Clark's production entertains and inspires simultaneously - and makes one think, which is I suppose a kind of hell as well." Independent


"Anthony Clark gives us a sparkling, rejuvenated reading of Mother Courage which owes nothing to the past and is very much of our times. It's one of those shows where all the elements of the production blend into a harmonious whole that makes you feel you are seeing this familiar work for the first time. It has a distinctive vision of how the text can be revealed, without imposing an extraneous interpretation... The whole company stands out." The Guardian


"At Manchester's Contract Theatre there's a first rate Mother Courage, directed by Anthony Clark: spare, brutal, sardonic, and eloquent. The acting is rugged in the very best sense: dry, economic devoid of naturalistic or lyrical flourishes sharp and pointed liek soldier's spears. Clark is reminding us, and we need reminding, that Brecht's political theatre began as drama of persuasion, not of doctrine... You cannot deny its power" Sunday Times


"The use of drums is just one of the numerous inspirations in Anthony Clark's production" City Life

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