The production will play at the Kingston based theatre from the 1st to the 22nd October.
The Rose Theatre’s Artistic Director Christopher Haydon has announced the full cast for his upcoming production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, which will play at the theatre next month.
Joining the previously announced Carrie Hope Fletcher as Grusha Vashnadze will be Jonathan Slinger as Azdak, Ronny Jhutti as The Governor/Monk, Nickcolia King-N’da as Simon, Joanna Kirkland as The Governor’s Wife, Shiv Rabheru as Lavrenti/Youssef, Bridgitta Roy as Cook/Mother-in-Law, Zoe West as The Singer and Adeola Yemitan as Aide/Younger Lady.
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?
Filled with original songs and humour, this is the first production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle for more than 25 years, this new version has been written by Steve Waters (Limehouse, Donmar Warehouse) and music by Michael Henry (Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre).
The production has been developed in association with MGC with set and costume design by Oli Townsend, movement direction by Lucy Cullingford, lighting design by Mark Jonathan and sound design by Gareth Fry, with Layla Madanat as associate director, Christopher Worrall is the casting director and Stuart Burt CDG as casting consultant. The Associate Producer is Kater Gordon.
To book tickets visit: https://rosetheatre.org/whats-on/the-caucasian-chalk-circle