Mother Courage and Her Children

Tue 31st Jan – Sat 4th Feb 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“It’s too long since they had a war here . . . where’s their sense of morality to come from?”

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Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC)

SUMMARY

Mother Courage, a formidable, lethally charming battleaxe of a woman, makes her living following armies up and down the country, peddling salvaged goods amidst a war-torn wasteland. With her she takes her battered cart - both home and business in times of prosperity and poverty - hauled along by her two handsome sons and dumb daughter Kattrin.

Brecht’s play comes to life in a vibrant, visceral production, in which the text’s simultaneous capacity for humour and poignancy is brought to vital climax, a retelling that asks audiences for once to engage with the epic without losing sight of the question of human sufferance. Meet a disarming world of brutality and charm, where temperamental soldiers, gallant cooks and cowardly chaplains have their worlds rocked as Courage continues in her relentless profiteering venture, who seems as incapable of change as she capable of instigating it.

Admission: £8(£6) – £10(£8)

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