Mother Courage and her Children- a new version by Anna Jordan

2013 Bruntwood Prize winner and Judge for this years Bruntwood Prize Anna Jordan has written a sharp new version of Brecht’s Mother Courage and her Children. War rages over decades, but it’s business as usual for Mother Courage. She roams the grid from one army camp to another, her ragtag offspring in tow. Boots, beer, drugs, guns – anything a soldier desires can be bought off the back of MC’s cart.

She’s determined to turn conflict into capital. But what will it cost her?

Julie Hesmondhalgh (THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES, WIT, BROADCHURCH) returns to the Royal Exchange as the tenacious Courage. Headlong Associate Director Amy Hodge directs Anna Jordan’s (YEN, FREAK) new adaptation that brings Brecht’s universally celebrated classic bang up to date.

You can hear Anna on the production on the BBC’s Front Row and check in with our Observer Mondays Director Nadia Emam has blogged on rehearsals here

Mother Courage Rehearsal Photos- Ana Jordan (Writer) and Amy Hodge (Director) in rehearsal 
Photo Credit : The Other Richard



Mother Courage Theatre Club 

Join the Theatre Club to discuss Mother Courage with other audience members on Saturday 2nd March. If you like talking about theatre and enjoy a free, open discussion then Theatre Club may well be for you. Theatre Club doesnt invlove any members of the cast or creative team for the show, so you’re free to air your views!

Facilitated by Associate Artist Amanda Dalton, and held in the relaxing enviroment with a complimetary tea or coffee, Theatre Club is free and is for anyone who has watched the play.

Theatre Club begins once the matinee performance has finihsed, at around 5pm. Please book your FREE place on or call the box office on 0161 833 9833

Published on:
13 Feb 2019


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