Bertolt Brecht’s Chalk Circle draws Lazarus to Brockley Jack


Frank McGuinness‘ acclaimed translation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle is pencilled in for the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre in February.

The explosive drama is being produced by the Lazarus Theatre Company and marks the group’s return to the South London venue following its sell out productions of The Revenger’s Tragedy and The Merchant of Venice.

A girl must make a choice… to take the child and run, or leave him behind in the fury of civil war.

Brecht’’s thrilling and revolutionary play follows a young girl who makes the biggest decision of her life. Set against the back drop of war and mutiny, Grusha seeks refuge and asylum. Her crime: saving the son of the fleeing establishment. Her reward: The Chalk Circle.

This inventive ensemble production draws on Brecht’’s pioneering techniques and thrilling text, set to an original score.

Brecht is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble, and critical writings, have had a major influence on the theatre.

His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle runs at the Brockley Jack Theatre from February 23-March 12.

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