A modern reworking of Mother Courage at The Castle

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A modern reworking of a classic comes to The Castle in Wellingborough this week.

Blackeyed Theatre presents Mother Courage and Her Children for one night only on Wednesday.

The new production of Mother Courage And Her Children, by Bertolt Brecht, is a translation by Lee Hall, which is a modern reworking of the 20th century play.

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.

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, who has worked on shows such as Billy Ellliot, The Pitmen Painters and the War Horse screenplay, ensures the translation is “accessible, up-to-date and full of dark comedy.”

Brought to the stage by Blackeyed Theatre, it features ensemble performances with live music.

The play can be seen on Wednesday, October, 17 at 7.30pm

Tickets are priced £15 (£13) and can be purchased at the Box Office on 01933 270 007 or at www.thecastle.org.uk.