The Mother by Bertolt Brecht with original musical score by Hanns Eisler.
Translated by Mark Ravenhill, from a literal translation by Marc Funda, with song lyrics translated by Steve Trafford.
When Pelagea Vlassova’s son Pavel becomes involved in political activity her radical action to protect him from imprisonment transforms her into the figurehead for a revolutionary movement. Brecht and Eisler’s iconic drama set in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Anton and Sigorski…..Esh Alladi
Andrei and Luschin…..Rupert Hill
Nikolai and Inspector…..William Ash
Vassil and Smilgin…..Kevin Harvey
Karpov and the Landlady…..Christine Bottomley
The Niece…..Nadia Emam
All other parts were played by the company.
Songs by the Chorus of Revolutionary Workers were performed by Kantos Chamber Choir
Directed by Nadia Molinari
Conducted by HK Gruber
A Radio Drama North Production in association with BBC Philharmonic.
Recorded in front of an audience at Middleton Hall in Hull as part of BBC Contains Strong Language Festival.