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Blackeyed Theatre, in association South Hill Park presents

This event is sold out, please contact the Box Office 0115 846 7777 to be added to the waiting list. ------------------ ROAD CLOSURE Please be aware that from 8pm on Tuesday 13 November the South Entrance to the University (located on University Boulevard) will be closed for essential tramworks and not reopened until Wednesday. Those in attendance to the evening's performance 'Mother Courage and her Children' can enter using the South Entrance but are advised to leave Lakeside via the Science Road exit. ------------------ Running Time: approximately 2 hours 15 minutes plus interval Suitable for 13+ years Contains some strong language Translated by Lee Hall Directed by Tom Neill "They’re waging war for Almighty God and in the name of everything that’s good and lovely, but look closer, they ain’t so silly" Mother Courage Two ideologies collide in a conflict that stretches across a continent and threatens the balance of world power. In its midst, one woman, her three children by her side, sees an opportunity to survive, a way to profit from the slaughter by selling goods to both sides. And the time is about to come when, in her quest for material gain, she must make the ultimate sacrifice. Regarded by many as one of the greatest anti-war plays of all time, Mother Courage And Her Children asks fundamental questions about the effects our beliefs have on the world, and the role of ideology in society and world affairs. Lee Hall’s (The Pitmen Painters, War Horse screenplay) brilliant translation of Brecht’s masterpiece is accessible, bang up to date and full of dark comedy. "Professional, exciting, historical political theatre, ideal for the Brecht lover" What’s On Stage (on The Caucasian Chalk Circle)