This modern reworking by Lee Hall, of what many consider the greatest play of the 20th century, will be on stage at Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre next Wednesday November 7 at 7.30pm.
Two ideologies collide in a conflict that stretches across a continent and threatens the balance of world power. In its midst, one woman, her three children by her side, sees an opportunity to survive, a way to profit from the slaughter by selling goods to both sides. And the time is about to come when, in her quest for material gain, she must make the ultimate sacrifice.
Mother Courage And Her Children asks fundamental questions about the effects our beliefs have on the world and the role of ideology in society and world affairs, and Lee Hall’s (Billy Ellliot, The Pitmen Painters, War Horse screenplay) brilliant translation is accessible, bang up to date and full of dark comedy.
Brought to the stage by highly acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre with breathtaking ensemble performances and live music, this play is a truly unforgettable theatrical experience.
It is directed by Tom Neil with designs by and music composed by Ron McAlister. The production’s excellent cast will consist of Jacob Addley, Janet Greaves, Georgina Hall, J.J Henry and Tristan Pate.