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23 Apr to 14 May 2022
Rose Theatre Kingston
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'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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Kingston KT1 1HL
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Author: Bertolt Brecht in a new version by Steve Waters
Composer: Michael Henry
Director: Christopher Haydon
Designer: Frankie Bradshaw
Production: A Rose Original Production