Alexander Medem

Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar.

Cochrane Theatre. University of the Arts, London. Abschlussinszenierung.

​Played to date in: Cochrane Theatre London, 2008.

By: Bertolt Brecht
Translation: George Tabori
Director: Alexander Medem
Set & Costumes: Mark Friend
Movement Director: Shona Morris

Lighting Designer: Roger Frith
Costume Supervisor: Joelle Doyle
Production Manager: Phil Bentley
Assistant Director: Alexis Forte

Teresa Carrar: Adar Beck
Jose, her younger son: Peter Gadiot
Juan, her elder son: Juan Pablo Campa
Pedro Jaqueras, her brother: Gopal Divan
The Wounded Man: Tom Hall
Manuela, Juan’s girlfriend: Lindiwe Hasa
The Priest: Luke Allen-Gale
Old Mother Perez: Mary Gifford
Two Fishermen: Adam Berry, Howard Charles
Fishermen, Women and Children: Peter Mc Pherson, Asher Amir, Natalie Bray, Hannah Warren Green International Brigaders: Peter Gadiot, Gopal Divan, Tom Hall, Lindiwe Hasa, Mary Gifford, Adam Berry, Howard Charles


Brecht’s highly naturalistic play, set in the Spanish Civil War, is about a widow who deperetaly clings on to her sons in order not to loose them to the front… One of Brecht’s early plays, who actualy never had been in Spain himself, deals with domestic and public warfare, with the juxtaposition of violence against pacifism, and with the most important question of them all: war or struggle? Are we still prepared to speak up for our rights even if we were faced with death? How do we remain human and at the same time loyal to our cause? Dolores Ibarruri, Pablo Neruda, George Orwell, Ernest Hemmingway and many other witnesses of the Spanisch Civil War have contributed with their own weapon, i.e. through language, to defend dignity and freedom of the human race. They write about the bravery of all those strugglers who went to Spain to support their comrades in the fight against oppression.