The Berliner Ensemble takes Paris by storm with their production of Mère Courage et ses enfants (Mother Courage and her Children) by Bertolt Brecht. All the Brechtian elements that you hope for were present with a few contemporary surprises and some excellent portrayals of the well-known characters.
Theatre 13 is independent theatre company in the south-east of Paris just down from Place de Bastille. Theatre 13’s production of Lorca’s Yerma is rough and full of powerful emotion. It illuminates the plight and the pain of many of the women who lived in the Spanish countryside in the 1930s.
You know you are watching a production on the London stage when the excellent quality of voice production is so evident. Each of the actors’ voices resonated so effortlessly from the outset, filling the large cavernous space of the Old Vic theatre. This production has just opened and already is enjoying full houses.