The Mother / Caucasian Chalk Circle
Award-winning actress Maxine Peake performs the iconic role of Pelagea Vlassova, a woman whose radical action to protect her son from imprisonment transforms her into the figurehead for a revolutionary movement.
BBC Radio Drama North in collaboration with musicians from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by HK Gruber, present Mark Ravenhill’s version of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother, a compelling drama with songs set in pre-revolutionary Russia with an original score by Hanns Eisler and recorded live with an audience at The University of Hull’s Middleton Hall and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
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Caucasian Chalk Circle: A young woman risks everything to save the child. With the country torn apart by war and soldiers hot on their heels, she resolves to protect him at all costs. But in a corrupt world, is love enough?
For the first time, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru takes on Bertolt Brecht in a new Welsh-language adaptation by Mererid Hopwood with original music performed live by Gwenno. Boldly staged, this twentieth-century classic bursts with music, dark humour and larger-than-life characters; an epic story of doing the right thing when the world goes wrong.
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