New take on Brecht’s play

Blackeyed Theatre will be performing Mother Courage and her Children at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on Wednesday, November 7, from 7.30pm.

Written by Bertolt Brecht and in a translation by Lee Hall, this is a modern reworking of what many consider the greatest play of the 20th century.

Two ideologies collide in a conflict that stretches across a continent and threatens the balance of world power. In its midst, one woman, her three children by her side, sees an opportunity to survive, a way to profit from the slaughter by selling goods to both sides.

And the time is about to come when, in her quest for material gain, she must make the ultimate sacrifice.

Mother Courage And Her Children asks fundamental questions about the effects our beliefs have on the world and the role of ideology in society and world affairs, and Lee Hall’s brilliant translation is accessible, bang up

to date and full of dark comedy.

Brought to the stage by highly acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre with breathtaking ensemble performances and live music, Mother Courage And Her Children promises to be a truly unforgettable theatrical experience.

The show is suitable for those aged 13-plus and contains strong language.

Call the box office on 01332 255800 for ticket details for this production.

For more information or images or to arrange an interview or competition, please contact

louise.wilks@derby.gov.uk or Eilidh.brinsley@derby.gov.uk