Playing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 2nd November, final casting has been confirmed for Hannah Chissick’s production.
Joining the previously announced Josie Lawrence, this new production of Bertolt Brecht’s play is set to star: Laura Checkley; Ivy Corbin; Celeste de Veazey; Rosalind Ford; Ben Fox; Jake Phillips Head; Shiv Jalota; Julian Moore-Cook; Nuno Queimado; David Shelley and Phoebe Vigor.
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. Widely considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage And Her Children has been described as the greatest anti-war play of all time. It 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.
Adapted for the stage by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) , Mother Courage and Her Children is directed by Hannah Chissick, returning to the Southwark Playhouse following the success of the musical Side Show.
Talking about being in the production Josie Lawrence said: “I first read Mother Courage when I was an 18-year-old drama student and immediately fell in love with the play. Now I feel ready to play her. It’s a major tick on my theatrical bucket list.”
The production also features set and costume design by Barney George, lighting design by Robbie Butler and sound by Patrick Ball.
Mother Courage and Her Children will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 2nd November until the 9th December. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/mother-courage-and-her-children/