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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

23 Apr to 14 May 2022

Rose Theatre Kingston

Bertolt Brecht's epic tale about justice and humanity is propelled into the present day, in a new version by Steve Waters (The Last King of Scotland) with original songs by Michael Henry (Barber Shop Chronicles).
The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Rose Theatre Kingston

Image courtesy Rose Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


'Now hear the tale of the trial for the Governor's child

To establish the rightful mother

Through the legendary test of the Chalk Circle'


Bertolt Brecht's epic tale about justice and humanity is propelled into the present day, in a new version by Steve Waters (The Last King of Scotland) with original songs by Michael Henry (Barber Shop Chronicles).


In a refugee camp, a fight breaks out over lost land.


To seek resolution, a singer tells the fable of 'The Chalk Circle': in the midst of a bloody revolution, a servant girl risks all to raise the abandoned child of the Governor and his wife.


Years later, when the Governor's wife returns seeking her son, a 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?


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 12+


Warning: this show contains some strong language.

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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
24-26 High Street
Kingston KT1 1HL

Box office tel: 020 8174 0090

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 23 April 2022

Press night:Thursday 28 April 2022

Closes:Saturday 14 May 2022

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Intervals:1

Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins (approx, inc interval)

Tickets


Standard:
£15 to £40

Concessions:
£15 to £35

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Creatives


Author: Bertolt Brecht in a new version by Steve Waters
Composer: Michael Henry
Director: Christopher Haydon
Designer: Frankie Bradshaw
Production: A Rose Original Production

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