Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

The Caucasian Chalk Circle opens at the Rose Theatre on 6 October 2022, with previews from 1 October. 

All new rehearsal photos have been released for the Rose Theatre's production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle directed by Christopher Haydon and with Carrie Hope Fletcher as Grusha and Jonathan Slinger as Azdak. The Caucasian Chalk Circle opens at the Rose Theatre on 6 October 2022, with previews from 1 October.

In the midst of a bloody revolution, a young woman risks everything to rescue the abandoned child of the Governor and his wife. Years later, when the Governor's wife returns seeking her son, a raucous rogue judge turns justice on its head. Can the test of the chalk circle determine which of the two women is the boy's real mother?

Brimming with original songs and full of mischievous humour, this is the first major London production of Bertolt Brecht's epic masterpiece for 25 years. A gripping adventure developed in association with MGC, this new version by Steve Waters (Limehouse, Donmar Warehouse), with music by Michael Henry (Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre) is directed by Rose Artistic Director, Christopher Haydon.

The cast includes Carrie Hope Fletcher as Grusha Vashnadze, Jonathan Slinger as Azdak, Ronny Jhutti as Governor/Monk, Nickcolia King-N'Da as Simon, Joanna Kirkland as The Governor's Wife, Shiv Rabheru as Lavrenti/Youssef, Bridgitta Roy as Cook/Mother-In-Law, Zoe West as Singer, Adeola Yemitan as Aide/Younger Lady.

Photo Credit: Iona Firouzabadi

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Photos: Carrie Hope Fletcher and More in Rehearsal For THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE



Donmar Warehouse Announces Cast For the World Premiere of Diana Nneka Atuonas TROUBLE IN B Photo
Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced the casting for Diana Nneka Atuona's Trouble in Butetown. Tinuke Craig directs Samuel Adewunmi, Rita Bernard-Shaw, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Zaqi Ismail, Gareth Kennerley, Bethan Mary-James, Sarah Parish and Zephryn Taitte.

Interview: Le Gateau Chocolat on A CHRISTMAS GAIETY, Qatar, BRITAINS GOT TALENT and RPDR:  Photo
With a CV that includes drag, opera, musical theatre and live art, Le Gateau Chocolat is a cabaret legend who escapes categorisation even if it is relatively easy to put your finger on just why he is so entertaining.

Photos: First Look at WICKIES: THE VANISHING MEN OF EILEAN MOR at Park Theatre Photo
All new production photos have been released for Wickies: The Vanishing Men of Eilean Mor at Park Theatre.  Written by Paul Morrissey, Wickies: The Vanishing Men of Eilean Mor, opened at the Park Theatre on St Andrew’s Day, Wednesday 30th November 2022.

Liza Pulman Brings THE HEART OF IT to The Other Palace Next Month Photo
Singer, actress and comedienne Liza Pulman will bring her acclaimed tour de force The Heart of It to The Other Palace in 2023, with performances on Monday 23 and Monday 30 January.


More Hot Stories For You


Donmar Warehouse Announces Cast For the World Premiere of Diana Nneka Atuona's TROUBLE IN BUTETOWNDonmar Warehouse Announces Cast For the World Premiere of Diana Nneka Atuona's TROUBLE IN BUTETOWN
December 2, 2022

Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced the casting for Diana Nneka Atuona's Trouble in Butetown. Tinuke Craig directs Samuel Adewunmi, Rita Bernard-Shaw, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Zaqi Ismail, Gareth Kennerley, Bethan Mary-James, Sarah Parish and Zephryn Taitte.

Photos: First Look at WICKIES: THE VANISHING MEN OF EILEAN MOR at Park TheatrePhotos: First Look at WICKIES: THE VANISHING MEN OF EILEAN MOR at Park Theatre
December 2, 2022

All new production photos have been released for Wickies: The Vanishing Men of Eilean Mor at Park Theatre.  Written by Paul Morrissey, Wickies: The Vanishing Men of Eilean Mor, opened at the Park Theatre on St Andrew’s Day, Wednesday 30th November 2022.

Liza Pulman Brings THE HEART OF IT to The Other Palace Next MonthLiza Pulman Brings THE HEART OF IT to The Other Palace Next Month
December 2, 2022

Singer, actress and comedienne Liza Pulman will bring her acclaimed tour de force The Heart of It to The Other Palace in 2023, with performances on Monday 23 and Monday 30 January.

CRAZY FOR YOU Transfers To The West End in June 2023, Starring Charlie Stemp, Carly Anderson, and Tom EddenCRAZY FOR YOU Transfers To The West End in June 2023, Starring Charlie Stemp, Carly Anderson, and Tom Edden
December 2, 2022

The smash hit Chichester Festival Theatre Production of Crazy For You will transfer to the West End next year. Susan Stroman's celebrated new production of the classic Gershwin musical, which played a sold-out season in Chichester this summer, will transfer to London next year.

Ardent Theatre Presents STRIKE! at Southwark Playhouse Next YearArdent Theatre Presents STRIKE! at Southwark Playhouse Next Year
December 2, 2022

Kate Saxon directs Tracy Ryan's extraordinary account of the Dunnes Stores Anti-Apartheid Strike which took place in Dublin from 1984 to 1987.  This action would play a pivotal role in world history with Ireland becoming the first Western European state to ban South African imports and ultimately leading to the fall of the apartheid regime.