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King Edward's School BATH

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
05/12/2018 19:00 - 08/12/2018 22:00

 Wednesday 5th - Saturday 8th December 2018
Perforrnance: Each evening at 19.00 (Please arrive promptly to be seated)
Venue: Wroughton Theatre, KES, North Road Ba2 6HU
Tickets: £8.00 Adult | £6.00 Concession
Tickets are available via the School's box office: boxoffice@kesbath.com | 01225 464313
Please make sure that tickets are paid for and collected 48 hours after booking. Cheques should be made payable to 'King Edward's School'.

 
An overview of the play:

A child abandoned in the heat of war, a faithful servant girl and a host of larger-than-life characters tell a vivid tale of love, loss and justice as King Edward’s School presents one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century.

Written by the grand master of storytelling, the infamous playwright Bertolt Brecht, The Caucasian Chalk Circle does not shy away from life’s big questions: In a war-torn world can compassion exist? Facing a culture of corruption and deception, who wins? And is justice blind, or just blind drunk?

The KES cast perform a lively translation by award-winning playwright Alistair Beaton, a fluent yet faithful rendering of Brecht's satirical masterpiece, providing a moral maze as full of laughter and comedy as it is twists and turns. 

A strong KES ensemble take on multiple roles and promise some stand out performances, with servant girl Grusha played by Rosie Cooper, Emma Botteril, America Newton and Lauren Dalboth and unforgettable turns by Tom Wilson as the Governor’s Wife and Ali Deacon as the judge Azdak.

Our story follows Grusha’s epic journey of love and risk, her escape from the Iron Shirts, her relationship with a soldier and the choices she has to make in order to protect an abandoned child. But when peace is finally restored, the Governor’s wife comes to reclaim her baby. Calling upon the ancient tradition of the Chalk Circle, can justice be served?