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National Theatre Wales

Mother Courage and Her Children

Mother Courage has been described as the greatest play of the twentieth century. Performed by a cast of nine great Welsh actresses, in the gutsy English of the South Wales Valleys, and in the context of our own unending wars, this was a defiantly twenty-first century version.

National Theatre Wales returned to its birthplace in the South Wales Valleys for the first production in its fifth season - a bold, anarchic  new version of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war play performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club.

On Brecht

On Mother Courage and Motherhood

On Community

A conversation with National Theatre Wales Education TEAM in collaboration with Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun, Merthyr College and the cast, creatives and community chorus on Mother Courage and her Children.