The city burns in the heat of civil war 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?
Written by the grand master of storytelling, Bertolt Brecht, and peopled with vivid and amusing characters, The Caucasian Chalk Circle is one of the greatest plays of the last century. This lively translation by Alistair Beaton is a fluent yet faithful rendering of this satirical masterpiece.
This translation was first produced by Shared Experience in a co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse in 2009.
A play about a community torn apart brings together final year students of the TFTS department and members of the Heartsong choir, in a collaborative performance project led by Joan Mills and TFTS alumni Timothy Howe.
This production promises to be an exciting blend of contemporary storytelling and traditional Georgian song.
The show plays nightly at 7.15pm in the Emily Davis studio of the TFTS Parry Williams Building from 5th – 8th December.