MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by Bertolt Brecht
in a translation by John Willett
revised by Ed Thomas
Director: John E McGrath
Composer & Musical Director: Dafydd James
National Theatre Wales returns to its birthplace in the south Wales valleys for the first production in its fifth season - a bold, anarchic new version of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war play performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club.
Hinterland creator Ed Thomas returns to the stage to adapt, NTW artistic director John McGrath will direct and My Name is Sue composer Dafydd James will write original music, mixing Brecht’s world with the Saturday-night spirit of Merthyr.
Mother Courage has been described as the greatest play of the twentieth century. Performed by a cast of nine great Welsh actresses, in the gutsy English of the South Wales Valleys, and in the context of our own unending wars, this will be a defiantly twenty-first century version.
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Location: Merthyr Tydfil
Latest Activity: May 12, 2016
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