Brecht's war story for Library production

Published: 27 January 2013
Reporter: David Upton

Mother Courage and her Children

Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children opens the 2013 season of Manchester’s Library Theatre Company at The Lowry in Salford.

The version of Brecht’s classic has been translated by Tony Kushner. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for current cinema hit Lincoln, he is best known in theatrical circles for his 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, which the Library presented in 1999.

Directed by Chris Honer, the company’s Artistic Director, Mother Courage and Her Children features a score specially written by composer Greg Palmer, and runs until March 9.

Brecht’s tale of war and moral dilemmas centres on Mother Courage, an innovative entrepreneur of the battlefield, unswerving in her determination to make a profit from the dirty business of war and protect her three children.

It runs from February 22 to March 9.