The Caucasian Chalk Circle
03 -22 October 2022
Rose Theatre, Kingston
Press Night: Thursday 06 October, 7.30pm
A Rose Original Production
With Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jonathan Slinger
By Bertolt Brecht
In a new version by Steve Waters
Music by Michael Henry
Directed by Christopher Haydon
In the midst of a bloody revolution, a young woman risks everything to rescue the abandoned child of the Governor and his wife. Years later, when the Governor’s wife returns seeking her son, a raucous rogue judge turns justice on its head. Can the test of the chalk circle determine which of the two women is the boy’s real mother?
Brimming with original songs and full of mischievous humour, this is the first major London production of Bertolt Brecht’s epic masterpiece for 25 years. A gripping adventure developed in association with MGC, this new version by Steve Waters (Limehouse, Donmar Warehouse), with music by Michael Henry (Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre) is directed by Rose Artistic Director, Christopher Haydon.