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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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A vivid new version of Brecht's play featuring a musical score performed live by an ensemble of actors and a community choir. Read More >

This is a vivid new version of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, featuring a musical score performed live by an ensemble of actors and a community choir.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle is set during civil war. A city burns and a servant girl sacrifices everything to protect an abandoned child. But when peace is finally restored, the boy’s mother comes to claim him. Calling upon the ancient tradition of the Chalk Circle, a comical judge sets about resolving the dispute. But in a culture of corruption and deception, who wins?

This version of Brecht’s masterpiece is translated by Alistair Beaton, known for his television work including A Very Social Secretary.

Suitable for ages 11+


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 25/11/2009

Closing Night: 29/11/2009

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Cast & Creative


Nicholas Asbury, Jed Aukin, Josephone Butler, James Clyde, Tim Farmer, Matti Houghton, Steven Meo Christian Patterson, Clare Perkins, Katherine Toy, Peter Bankole


Director - Nancy Meckler

Producer - Shared Experience, Nottingham Playhouse & West Yorkshire Playhouse

Designer - Colin Richmond

Lighting Designer - Chris Davey

Movement Director - Liz Ranken

Sound - Mic Pool

Author - Bertolt Brecht

Music By - Ilona Sekacz

About Unicorn Theatre

147 Tooley St, London SE1 2HZ

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