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Mother Courage and Her Children – Birds of Paradise


Video documentation by Iñigo Garrido/OaksBark

2nd camera operator, Jim Rusk

presented by Birds of Paradise in association with Paisley Arts Centre

Set during the Thirty Years War, rolling conflict is not just the background for the action, it causes the action. Mother Courage and her three children travel through the warzones, making their living from buying and selling whatever comes to hand. But, with two strapping sons and a pretty daughter, foodstuff and uniforms aren’t the only commodities the war machine is interested in.

By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Lee Hall

Directed by Morven Gregor
Designed by Hazel Blue