With The Royal Court and in partnership with the National Theatre of Uganda
I co-directed ‘Maama Nalukalala N’dezze Lye’ (Mother
Courage and her Children) by Bertolt Brecht in Kampala with a Ugandan
cast in the late 1990’s. This production was designed by Michael
Pavelka and toured to America and South Africa, accompanied by a Theatre
and Education programme.
is the first official translation of a play by Brecht into an African
language, in this instance Luganda, which is the language of the Baganda
people who live in and around Kampala. The original production featured
the late Rose Mbowa as Mother Courage, Professor of Drama at Makerere
University, and one of Uganda’s leading writers and performers.
International work with students
I have taken student work all over the world. Work has ranged from site-specific
performance in a disused factory in Bruno with the Janececk Academy to a
five-handed version of Twelfth Night with students from the Guildhall School
of Music and Drama, where I taught for ten years.
This production was designed by Michael Pavelka and toured to China and
Mongolia accompanied by student led workshops and street theatre in Ullaanbaatar
(see photographs above and below).
This event opened the first ever Anglo/Mongolian Shakespeare Festival.