Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Unicorn Theatre

The Unicorn Theatre will present a new production of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, translated by Frank McGuinness at their south London venue, which runs from 16 January 2015 to 21 March 2015, with an official opening on 21 January 2015.

Directed by Amy Leach, this classic play asks searching universal questions about the impact of War, individual responsibility and social justice in this incredibly moving and often comical human story.

The cast for the production will include: Dom Coyote (Singer), Tom Espiner (ensemble), Caleb Frederick (Simon), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Grusha), Nabil Shaban (Azdak), Mia Soteriou (ensemble), Emily Wachter (ensemble) and Christopher Wright (ensemble).

"Blood runs through the streets and the Governor's severed head is nailed to the gates of the city. Grusha is a young servant girl who must make a difficult choice: should she save her own life or sacrifice everything to rescue the abandoned child of the Governor’s wife?"

Bertolt Brecht is recognised as one of the great playwrights of the 20th century but he was also a prolific poet, director and political theorist. His many plays include 'Galileo', 'Mother Courage and Her Children' and 'The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui'.

The Unicorn is one of the UK's leading professional theatres for young audiences and is dedicated to inspiring and invigorating young people of all ages, perspectives and abilities through theatre.

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