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Julie Hesmondhalgh takes Courage

Published: 23 December 2018
Reporter: David Upton

A new version of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, at the Royal Exchange in Manchester from February 8 to March 2, is a co-production between Headlong and the Exchange.

Julie Hesmondhalgh returns to the stage in the title role and will be joined by a team of actors including Rose Ayling-Ellis, Simeon Blake-Hall, Hedydd Dylan, Conor Glean, Colm Gormley, Kevin McMonagle, Tachia Newall, Nick Pynn and Guy Rhys.

Headlong associate director Amy Hodge directs this new adaptation by Anna Jordan. It exposes the absurdity of political conflict and the all-encompassing world of war and is brought bang-up to date.