TitleMother Courage and her Children
AuthorBrecht, Bertolt
Author TwoBentley, Eric (translator)
Author ThreeAuden, W.H. (translator of lyrics)
VenueThe Old Vic
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night5/12/1965
Closing Night1/29/1966
Performance Length3 hours (including 20 minute interval)
Number of Performances30
Performer Roles
ROLE125421Ryan; MadgeMother Courage
ROLE125422Redgrave; LynnKattrin
ROLE125423Gambon; Sir; MichaelEilif
ROLE125424Innes; GeorgeSwiss Cheese
ROLE125426Blakely; ColinSergeant
ROLE125429Cellier; PeterChaplain
ROLE125431Barker; PetronellaYvette
ROLE125434Lomax; HarryYvette's Colonel
ROLE125435Hargreaves; DavidCatholic Sergeant / Lieutenant
ROLE125436Holder; RoyStretcher Bearer / Yvette's servant
ROLE125437Terris; MalcolmStretcher Bearer / Soldier with Eilif / Third Soldier
ROLE125439Kempinski; TomYoung Soldier / Second customer / Soldier with Eilif
ROLE125440Marsh; KeithOld Soldier / Peasant
ROLE125441Mackintosh; KennethSoldier with fur coat / Swedish Commander
ROLE125443Riley; MaggiePeasant Woman
ROLE125444Green; ReginaldPeasant
ROLE125445Knapp; TerenceFirst Customer / One-eye / Soldier with Eilif
ROLE125447Edmett; NicholasSoldier with cannon / Young Man
ROLE125448Booth; JanieOld Woman
ROLE125452Reid; SheilaSinger
ROLE125454Hardwicke; EdwardFirst Soldier / Clerk
ROLE125455Turner; MichaelSecond Soldier / Recruiting Officer
ROLE125456Hicks; BarbaraPeasant woman
ROLE125458Timothy; ChristopherYoung Peasant / Ordnance Officer
ROLE125460Ryall; DavidOne-eye / First Customer / Yvette's servant
ROLE128643Finlay; Frank (1926-)Cook
ROLE141050Stride; JohnSwiss Cheese
ROLE141051Jones; LewisSoldier with cannon / Yvette/s servant
ROLE141052Holder; RoyYoung man
ROLE125415Heard; GordonMusician
ROLE125416Smith; Christopher HydeMusician
ROLE125417Krein; HenryMusician
ROLE125418Mallett; ChuckMusician
ROLE122747Morgan; LaurieMusician
ROLE125420White; PeterMusician
ROLE141053Gregory; CharlesMusician
Creative Roles
ROLE103319Brecht; Bertolt (1898-1956)Playwright
ROLE103887Bentley; Eric (1916-)Translator
ROLE103888Auden, WHTranslator of lyrics
ROLE103311Gaskill; William (1930-)Director
ROLE120376Herbert; JocelynScenery / Costumes
ROLE122732Wilkinson; MarcOriginal Music
ROLE125411Mallett; ChuckSinging coach
ROLE125412Chagrin; ClaudeEilif's dance arrangement
ROLE125413Browne; LouisaAssistant to the Producer
ROLE125414Gastambide; ArianeAssistant to the Designer
ROLE125221Walters; JohnStage Manager
ROLE122739Timbers; JohnProduction Photographer
RNT/SM/2/1/12Mother Courage and her Children12 May 1965 - 29 January 1966Pre-South Bank Show Reports
RNT/SM/1/15Mother Courage and her Children1965Prompt Scripts
RNT/PR/4/1/10Mother Courage and her ChildrenMay 1965 Press Production Review Files
RNT/PR/3/13Mother Courage and her Children1965Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/PO/5/10Mother Courage and her Children1965Set Photographs
RNT/PP/1/1/61Mother Courage and her ChildrenMay 1965Pre-South Bank Programmes
RNT/PP/1/1/62Mother Courage and her ChildrenMay 1965Pre-South Bank Programmes
JH/2/62'Die Mutter'' c1967Un-indexed files
JH/4/31Mother Courage and her Children 1965Design drawings
JH/9/1/22'Baal Phoenix Mother Courage Old Vic Galileo NT [National Theatre] Good Woman of Setzuan RCT [Royal Court Theatre] Oresteia NT and Delphi'c1960s-1980sAlbums
JH/13/1Programmes - Herbert designed productions1956-1992Programmes
JH/12/13Portfolio - newc1964-1995Portfolios and non-production artworks
JH/10/3Diary - 1965Jan- Dec 1965Diaries
JH/9/2/11Various productions - negatives Productions
RNT/CO/1/14Mother Courage and her Children1965Costume Department Production Files
JH/9/10National Theatre memorial exhibition photographs2004Photographic material
RNT/PP/3/9/1/37Mother Courage and her Children1965Old Vic Cast Lists
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