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English Version: May-Brit Akerholt

Director: Joseph Uchitel

Producer: Sam Hawker

Set and Costume Designer: Karla Urizar

Lighting Designer: Stephen Hawker

Composer: Max Lyandvert

Cast: Vanessa Downing, Tamblyn Lord


Jon Fosse has written... a poetic and skillful drama of subtexts and gasps... May-Brit Akerholt’s translation... works subtly with the rhythms and vocabulary of Australian English inside a very spare and poetic structure... Lord is excellent... Downing is superb... Joseph Uchitel directs simply, keeping a tight control on the special relations and even tighter grasp on the subtlety.

Stephen Dunne, The Sydney Morning Herald


... a taut production by Joseph Uchitel for the East Coast Theatre Company, with two fine actors, Vanessa Downing and Tamblyn Lord, in a vivid translation by May-Brit Akerholt. We need more of the non-English repertoire in this country.

John McCallum, The Australian


It was one of the best things I've seen in Sydney for a long time..

​Michael Gow

Mother and Child by Jon Fosse

at Belvoir St Downstairs Theatre

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