Carrie Hope Fletcher to star in ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’

The Brecht play is part of Rose Theatre Kingston’s 2022 / 2023 season.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The Rose Theatre Kingston will be home to The Two Popes, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and The Importance of Being Earnest.

“Nothing beats the shared collective experience that comes from one group of humans telling gripping tales to another group of humans – live and in real-time. I want the Rose to become a place that takes the familiar and makes it feel fierce and fresh,” said artistic director Christopher Haydon.

The London premiere of Anthony McCarten’s The Two Popes begins previews at Rose Theatre Kingston on 9 September, followed by an opening night on 13 September and performances to 23 September. The Two Popes follows Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation and how Pope Francis took over the position.

James Dacre directs Anton Lesser and Nicholas Woodeson in The Two Popes London premiere. The show features composition by Anne Dudley, set and costume design by Jonathan Fensom, lighting design by Charle Balfour, and sound design by David Gregory.

Carrie Hope Fletcher will then play Grusha Vashnadze in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Steve Waters adapts the Bertolt Brecht play that follows a young woman who raises an abandoned child, with new music by Michael Henry. Carrie Hope Fletcher recently starred in Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

Christopher Haydon directs the show. The production features design by Oli Townsend, movement by Lucy Cullingford, lighting design by David Plater, and sound design by Gareth Fry. Previews start on 1 October, with an opening night on 6 October and performances to 22 October.

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest then plays at Rose Theatre Kingston from 1 to 12 November. Denzel Westley-Sanderson directs Wilde’s classic play with contemporary references and social commentary.

Phoebe Campbell, Valentine Hanson, Joanne Henry, Daniel Jacob, Adele James, Abiola Owokoniran, Anita Reynolds, Justice Ritchie star in The Importance of Being Earnest. The show features set and costume design by Lily Arnold, lighting design by Zoe Spurr, and sound design by Beth Duke.

Photo credit: Carrie Hope Fletcher (Photo courtesy of production)

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