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Mother Courage and Her Children at Southwark Playhouse

Posted by: Danielle Tarento
November 26, 2017 at about 12am

Josie Lawrence stars as Mother Courage in Pulitzer Prize winning Tony Kushner’s translation of Brecht’s classic, often described as the greatest anti-war play of all time.

In a land ravaged by war, Mother Courage pulls her cart with her three children in the wake of the army, trading with soldiers and attempting to make profit from the war. Mother Courage and Her Children remains a timely exploration of displacement, war weariness and invisible enemies. It mirrored then, as it does now, the growing fear at the ever-advancing threat of terror infiltrating our everyday lives and our desire to protect ourselves and what is ours at any cost.

“Lawrence delivers a brutal blend of wit and poignancy with a seamless dash of vaudeville in Chissick’s taut production” Mail On Sunday ★★★★

“Lawrence’s Mother Courage is undoubtedly one of the performances of the year: unsentimental, emotionally raw, utterly truthful and entirely without vanity” WhatsOnStage ★★★★

“triumphant and tragic, demonic and demoralised, sexy and suffering…unmissable” Broadway World ★★★★

“a blunt and brutal production of Brecht’s great anti-war play…essential theatre viewing”
British Theatre ★★★★

“a notable revival ,above all for the layered, raucous, still sensitive and anguished performance of Josie Lawrence at its centre, but also for the fine ensemble values of the production” Live Theatre UK ★★★★

Book now http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/mother-courage-and-her-children/

Posted by:
Danielle Tarento

November 26, 2017 at about 12am