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Mother Courage And Her Children


  • Playwright

    Joe O'Byrne 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Bertolt Brecht

  • Author Notes

    A translation of the original play by Bertolt Brecht.
  • Synopsis

    Brecht's famous play reset in present-day Ireland, with a focus on the sectarian conflict in the North.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Brigadier Des Nealon
Eilif David O'Meara
Cook Michael Angelis
Yvette Pauline Black
Mother Courage Tyne Daly
Recruiting Officer John Lawler
Swiss Cheese David Gorry
Chaplain Vincent McCabe
Kattrin Aoife Kavanagh
Sergeant Neil Eamonn O'Brien
Production Team  
Director Vanessa Fielding
Set Designer Tom Piper
Lighting Designer Nick McCall
Producer Donal Shiels
Production Manager Marie Breen
Stage Director Paula Tierney

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Joe O'Byrne

  • Email


Source Of Information

Information for this entry was supplied by a member of Vesuvius Theatre Company.