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.
The Mother by Bertolt Brecht with songs and music by Hanns Eisler
(Based on Gorky’s novel) in a version by Mark Ravenhill
(from a literal translation by Marc Funda)
With song lyrics by Steve Trafford.