Mother Courage and her Children

Mother Courage and her Children by Bertolt Brecht   13th-15th November 1975

Follows the fortunes of Anna Fierling, nicknamed Mother Courage, a wily canteen woman with the Swedish Army, who is determined to make her living from the thirty years war 1614-1648.

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Mother Courage : Valerie Coles

Kattrin : Frances Gaynor

Eilif : Roger Newman-Turner

Swiss Cheese : Michael Walker

A Swedish Officer : Chris Read

The Sergeant : John Elson

The Cook : Gwylim Scourfield

The Swedish Commander : Glynn Davies

The Chaplain : Jim Harvey

Yvette Pottier : Andy Wallis

Man with a bandage : Douglas Harding

Catholic Sergeant : Glynn Davies

Old Colonel : John Elson

The Scrivener : John Cruse

The Young Soldier : Martin Foreman

Peasant women : Joyce Elson , Winnie Stubbs, Rita Downing, Ruth Richards

Soldiers and Peasants : Martin Foreman, John Elson, Glynn Davies, Chris Read, Douglas Harding , Martin Rich


Director : Noel Ripley

Music composed : Janet Tate

Stage Manager : Russell Strong

Prompt : Betty Harvey

Properties : Ann Brook-Smith

Lighting : Mark Gifford

Sound recordist : John Rideout

Stage Crew : Ann Brook-Smith, Edmond Spencer

Announcer’s voice : Richard Whitmore