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Tag: The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle – The Rose Theatre, Kingston
London

The Caucasian Chalk Circle – The Rose Theatre, Kingston

The first major London production of Bertolt Brecht’s for 25 years, The Caucasian Chalk Circle tells the story of a young woman, Grusha (Carrie Hope Fletcher), who risks everything to save the Governor and his wife’s abandoned child, Michael (Daniel Aiden Matembe), in the midst of a bloody revolution. Years later, the child’s mother (Joanna Kirkland) demands custody of Michael and Grusha is faced before the corrupt Judge Azdak (Jonathan Slinger) who is in control of Michael’s fate. As the audience file in, they are met with the set of an industrial warehouse, forming the base of a refugee camp. Bunk beds are present on stage which become clever, prominent and multi usage props throughout the show. The actors are on stage before the show commences, intriguing the audience. Beginning ...