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 Lazarus Theatre Company’s return to The Jack Studio after sell-out productions of The Revenger’s Tragedy and The Merchant of Venice.
Lazarus is an award winning Theatre Company, re-imagining and revitalising classic text for a contemporary audience.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle is directed by Lazarus Theatre Artistic Director, Ricky Dukes who said: “We are thrilled to be starting our season with such an iconic piece, in a beautifully rich and provocative translation by Frank McGuinness. Lazarus Season 2016 is going to be about revolution and rebellion, there’s no better way to start that season than with arguably the father of modern political theatre, Bertolt Brecht.”
Returning to the company, Stuart Glover and Neil McKeown Light and Sound Design respectively, Rachel Dingle returns as Costume Designer. Robert Locke makes his Lazarus debut working alongside Neil Mckeown in composing our original score and songs. Also making her Lazarus debut, Sorcha Corcoran is Set Designer. The production is also supported by Lazarus Associate Directors, Gavin Harrington-Odedra and Sara Reimers.
Dates 23rd February – 12th March, Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm
The Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley.
The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
PRESS AND OPENING NIGHT 25th February 2016