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Barker January 


We are delighted to announce

Arts Council England Covid-19 Emergency Funding for our director Hendrick January, awarded in July 2020. 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. Currently in rehearsals for a film of Franca Rame's comedic one-woman monologue, Coming Home,  this cinematic debut will be the third in the Barker January trilogy of the Italian Playwright's work. See below for the first two, performed as theatre pieces 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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