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Mother Courage and Her Children

Fri 22 February - Sat 9 March

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Mother Courage and Her Children

The bloody battlefields of the Thirty Years’ War provide the setting for Brecht’s astonishing tragedy of war, Mother Courage and Her Children. Vital, indomitable, contradictory, Mother Courage is considered by many to be one of the most powerful stage creations of the twentieth century. She is a tireless entrepreneur of the battlefield, Mother Courage is unswerving in her determination to make a profit from the dirty business of war even as it threatens her children.

An unforgettable theatrical experience, Brecht’s great story of war and business with its rich mixture of narrative, incident, music and dry humour is as clear-eyed and provocative as ever – a must see classic.

Mother Courage and Her Children features strong language and smoking on stage.

Amelia Donkor's (Kattrin) blog

Director Chris Honer's blog

Eve Polycarpou (Mother Courage) interview

Behind the set of Mother Courage

Delve into the wardrobe of Mother Courage

Director’s Talk with Chris Honer | Sat 9 Mar 1.30pm
(Free to ticket holders but must be booked in advance)

Sat 2 March | kick-off 3pm 
Tue 5 March | kick-off 7.45pm
Please allow extra time for your journey to The Lowry on these days as roads and public transport will be much busier than usual.

Access Information

Audio Described
Audio Described performance | Tue 5 March, 7.15pm
Touch Tour | Tue 5 March, 6.15pm
Find out how to book here.

Signed performance | Fri 8 March, 7.15pm
Find out how to book here.

Captioned performance by Stephen Kelly | Wed 6 Mar 7.15pm
Find out how to book here.


Play Day for Mother Courage – Thur 7 March 10.30am

£3 with matinee ticket
Find out how the Library Theatre put Mother Courage together, from concept to first night. The Director, actors, designer, stage management and technical staff will explain how each department contributes to the final result.
To book call 0843 208 6003


The preview on Thursday 21 February for Mother Courage and Her Children has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the extensive technical requirements for the revolving stage. The show will open on Friday 22 February - £12 tickets are still available for all on Monday nights. Anyone who has already booked for the preview will of course be entitled to a full refund or be moved to another performance of their choice.  

The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).