Inside the Rehearsals of…The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Rose Theatre

Take a look at what has been happening during rehearsals of the upcoming revival of Bertolt Brecht’s play, which begins performances at the Rose Theatre on the 1st October.

(c)Iona Firouzabadi

Rehearsal images have been released for Christopher Haydon’s production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, which will play for a limited run until the 22nd October.

The cast for this production is set to include: 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.

(c) Iona Firouzabadi

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? 

(c) Iona Firouzabadi

This is the first production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle in more than 25 years, with this new version having been written by Steve Waters (Limehouse, Donmar Warehouse) and features original songs 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.

(c)Iona Firouzabadi

To book tickets visit: https://rosetheatre.org/whats-on/the-caucasian-chalk-circle

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