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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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Directors George Evans & Jesse Fox, Engineer Theatre
Set & Costume Designer Sophie Thomas

Vocal Coach Ben Joiner
Costume Supervisor Alison Cartledge
Sound Mentor Ben Grant
Production Supervisor Shaz McGee
Puppetry Dave Emmings
Singing Coach Deborah Garvey
BA (Hons) Acting (CDT) Course Leader Catherine Alexander

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice


'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.

By arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Creative Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students

Acting Coach Blanka Molnar
Costume Designer Sophie James Frost
Lighting Designer Beth Gupwell
Assistant Lighting Designer Lauren Elizabeth Godin
Sound Designer Will Thompson

Production Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students

Production Manager Caitriona Ryall
Stage Manager Tilly Kirkwood
Deputy Stage Manager Emily Mei-Ling Pearce
Assistant Stage Managers Jordan Hendy, Charley Walker
Chief Electrician Jack Coker
Deputy Chief Electrician Tom Courtier
Programmer James Smellie
Production Sound Engineer Vili Chaushev
Head of Construction Jacapo Baggio
Deputy Head of Construction Charlotte Stewart
Set Builders Reis Martin, Carolina Parreira, George Squires
Head of Props Makes Sophie Smith
Prop Maker - Puppet Arianna Mengarelli
Head of Scenic Art Ellen Forbes
Scenic Artists Alan Butler, Amy Rodger, Daisy-Emma Iverson, Jemima Thompson-Vidal
Wardrobe Mistress Evie Bearman
Dressers Imogen Brown, Cecile Schils
Crew Chief Daniel Steward
Head Flyman Joe Monk


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Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 June, 7.30pm
Friday 22 - Saturday 23 June, 2.30pm

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with an interval.


Embassy Theatre

Box Office

Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed
Additional opening on performance nights: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Telephone: 020 7722 8183
Email: boxoffice@cssd.ac.uk

About The Show

Tickets should be collected 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a suitable break.

Please ensure that all mobile phones and pagers are switched off. Video and audio recording and flash photography are not permitted. No food or drink is allowed in the performance space.


Download the programme below (PDF, 530KB)

Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals, email industry.liaison@cssd.ac.uk

Event dates

20 Jun 2018 - 7:30pm to 23 Jun 2018 - 7:30pm

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