Barker January 


We are delighted to announce

Arts Council England Covid-19 Emergency Funding for our director Hendrick January, awarded to find innovative ways to stage theatre during the pandemic. See our Covid-Safe practice here.

As recognition for the work Hendrick January has done in both the field of directing women's voices and neurodiversity, he has been awarded a special Covid-19 grant to bring future theatre projects to the public. Currently in rehearsals for Franca Rame's comedic one-woman monologue, Coming Home, to be filmed in July 2020, this will be the third in the trilogy of the Italian Playwright's work. See below for the first two, performed in London in January 2020.





Performed at:

A mother + Medea - two plays by Franca Rame

Watch trailer here for A Mother

Double bill performance of 'A Mother' with 'Medea' by Franca Rame and Dario Fo at the Dugdale Centre in North London in January 2020. 

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Wednesday 22 January - 25 January, 2020

in Dugdale Centre, Enfield, London



Transferred from


20th - 24th August 2019 

A Mother: A Mother coaxes us into her experience of anguish, guilt and anger, as she grapples with the monster she has created. We share a mother's torment as the play takes on an increasingly nightmarish quality and she descends into her final hell.

Medea: Taking it's cue from the Euripides tragedy, Franca Rame's Medea explores the sexual politics of motherhood, and its ultimate taboo - infanticide. 

Performed by Jane Gwilliams.

Directed by Hendrick January.

Produced by Emma Mahony.

Music by Herbert Homer-Warbeck

Follow us on Twitter: @BarkerJanuaryP1

All profits from the Edinburgh Fringe went to the charity Fine Cell Work.


"A Mother" and "Medea" presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals company. 

Photography and artwork by Henry Steedman

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