The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Bertolt Brecht, translated by Frank McGuinness
February – 12th March
The Jack Studio Theatre
A girl must make a choice… to take the child and run, or leave him behind in the fury of civil war.
Brecht’s thrilling and revolutionary play follows a young girl who makes the biggest decision of her life. Set against the back drop of war and mutiny, Grusha seeks refuge and asylum.
Her crime: saving the son of the fleeing establishment.
Her reward: The Chalk Circle.
This inventive ensemble production draws on Brecht’s pioneering techniques and thrilling text, set to an original score.
Launching our 2016 season, The Caucasian Chalk Circle marks our return to The Jack Studio after our sell out productions of The Revenger’s Tragedy in 2015 and The Merchant of Venice in 2013.
★★★★★ “The Caucasian Chalk Circle is an exciting and engrossing piece of theatre… The overall effect is amazing”
Matthew Pronchick, The Upcoming
Grusha - Ashleigh Cordery
Singer / Simon – Jon Tozzi
Aniko / Old Peasant / Woman – Pauline Nakirya
Nanny / Fat Peasant – Paula Brett
The Governor’s Wife / Mother-in-law / Ludovica – Grace Cheatle
Adjutant / Inn keeper – Charles Warner
Monk / Nephew – Adam Boyle
Azdak / Governor / Corporal – Rob Peacock
Jessup / Shauva – Simão Ramos
Fat Prince / Lavrenti / Irakli – Tom Woodward
All other roles played by the company
For more cast information click here
Written by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Frank McGuinness
Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes
Designed by Sorcha Corcoran
Lighting Design by Stuart Glover
Sound Design by Neil McKeown
Songs by Robert Locke
Costume Design by Rachel Dingle
Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra
Dramaturge – Sara Reimers
Assistant Director - Grace Joseph
Stage Manager – Sinéad Sexton
Production Manager – Ina Berggren
Company Photographer – Adam Trigg
Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston
Rehearsal and Production shots taken by Adam Trigg
★★★★ “This is Brecht as it should be- loud, large, with a point to make but always in control. A daring, collaborative production and one not to be missed”
Siân Rowland, London Pub Theatres
Dates 23rd February – 12th March, Tuesday –
Venue The Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley.
Tickets £14.00, £12.00 (Concessions) £10 (Previews)
To Book www.brockleyjack.co.uk
PRESS AND OPENING NIGHT 25th February 2016
The Politics of Theatre - A post show Q&A - Friday 26th February
Our post show Q&A chaired by Terri Paddock featuring our Artistic Director Ricky Dukes, prolific Director Stephen Unwin (former Artistic Director of The Rose Theatre, Kingston and The English Touring Theatre) and writers of new musical “Corbyn the Musical” Rupert Myers and Bobby Friedman discussed “The Politics of Theatre”
To listen to the podcast click here
Film maker Pinny Grylls looks at the theoretical work of Brecht, featuring archive footage from the 2008 National Theatre production of Mother Courage and interviews with this production's creative team including translator Tony Kushner and director Deborah Warner.
Archive footage courtesy of The National Theatre.
“Lazarus Theatre Company creates a very urban modern feel to this classic Brecht play… This is a very fine production… Extraordinarily powerful”
Keith Mckenna, British Theatre Guide
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