Caucasian Chalk Circle
20-23 June 2018
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
'This was a time of terror, this was a time of hell.'
A regime is overthrown and a baby abandoned. In a place turned upside-down, a servant girl does all she can to protect the child. Order restored, the child's mother wants him back. But who does he belong to now? The old ritual of the Chalk Circle will decide.
Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece is retold for our own complex times. In a world of revolt, populism and displacement, how does power show itself? And who really knows best? This breathless adventure is explained with immediacy and vitality, confirming the enduring relevance of Brecht's theatre and politics.
Performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice
George Evans - Director
Jesse Fox - Director
Sophie Thomas - Set & Costume Designer
Ben Joiner - Vocal Coach
Alison Cartledge - Costume Supervisor
Ben Grant - Sound Mentor
Shaz McGee - Production Supervisor
Dave Emmings - Puppetry
Deborah Garvey - Singing Coach
Catherine Alexander - BA (Hons) Acting (CDT) Course Leader