For the last two weeks I have been working with National Theatre Wales on the Mother Courage Project. It is a show of an all-talented, all-female cast who I have had the pleasure of meeting and watching them work. As I am a follower of National Theatre Wales on twitter, I got to hear about this opportunity on the World Wide Web; fantastic! What a great way to get the people of Merthyr Tydfil involved in the more learned and cultured world of theatre, to relate to issues alive today as much as they were hundreds of years ago. I am - to put it into little words - over the moon and honoured to be given the opportunity to take part in this.
Theatre (acting) is something I have always dreamed of. A dream I have never given up. I am now a single mother of my little ‘Soddler’ of two and a half years, which I think makes the project relevant. I am part of the community cast which is open to any female over the age of 30 and it’s in my local area too. It’s bloody great! With my life being as crazy as the show itself, I have decided to log the events and happenings in this here blog. This will not only make me look professional, but it will give me opportunity to keep track of my crazy life in relation to the play.
To be in this adapted version of Mother Courage and her Children, by Brecht and edited by Ed Thomas, is an opportunity of a life time for someone like me, and I am not about to let it get swamped by the wars in my own life; much like mother courage herself. My laconic way has never much suited a blog and this will be the first time I embark on such ventures. As part of the community cast, I’m sure I can dig deep enough to relate to Mother Courage and the play. So what will Mother Courage teach me in the next rehearsal :-)