By Bertolt Brecht
Directed by: Amanda Collins & Kevin Johnson
Lighting by: Nathan Benjamin
Design & Stage Management: Amy Shaw
Music: Danny Laine
Senga Clarke-Côté - Ivana/Peasant Woman
Ronnie Conboy - Inspector/Smilgin/Lushina/Poor Woman
Logan Eveleigh - Andrei/Strike-Breaker
Suzy Harrison - Police Woman/Butcher/Guard/Landlady
Liz Hill - Pelegea Vlassova
Duncan Moore - Nikolai Ivanovitch/Official
Ray Redmond - Karpov/Warder/Sostakovitch/Butcher's Husband
Malinka Stoilova - Masha/Strike-Breaker
Julius Pascal Taresch - Pavel Vlassov
The Mother was our second full training company production integrated with some of our professional team of actor/musician and tech to create a visual retelling of this rarely produced play.
During a time of protest, strikes and civil unrest, Pelagea, a widow and mother worries about her sons future. After the impact of police brutality and fearful of an impending cost of living crisis, Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother explores the journey to and need for, revolutionary action.
Brecht conceived of The Mother as a learning play, intended both to entertain and incite social change. This highly visual production is a contemporary retelling which examines the plays relevance in todays social and economic unrest.
This production was performed by The Wheel’s One Year Part-Time Actor Training Company.
[Publicity Image by Mike Redmond]
It toured in June 2023 performing for a week at The Barbican Theatre - Plymouth and a week at Cygnet Theatre - Exeter.