Lazarus Legacy Season begins with the return of our ★★★★★ Caucasian Chalk Circle!


Press Release

* Lazarus Theatre’s ★★★★★ sell-out production of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle returns for a strictly limited run at The Greenwich Theatre!

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Bertolt Brecht

Translated by Frank McGuinness

A girl must make a choice… to take the child and run, or leave him behind in the fury of civil war.

Brecht’s thrilling and revolutionary play follows a young girl who makes the biggest decision of her life. Set against the back drop of war and mutiny, Grusha seeks refuge and asylum.

Her crime: saving the son of the fleeing establishment. Her reward, The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

This inventive ensemble production draws on Brecht’s pioneering techniques and thrilling text, set to an original score. Our 2016 ★★★★★ sell-out production returns for a limited 7 performances only.

Lazarus is an award-winning Theatre Company, re-imagining and revitalising classic text for a contemporary audience.

Press on 2016 production:

★★★★★ “The Caucasian Chalk Circle is an exciting and engrossing piece of theatre… The overall effect is amazing” Matthew Pronchick, The Upcoming

★★★★ “This is Brecht as it should be- loud, large, with a point to make but always in control. A daring, collaborative production and one not to be missed” Siân Rowland, London Pub Theatres

★★★★ “It doesn’t get much bigger for Brecht fans thanThe Caucasian Chalk Circle” Michael Davis, Female Arts

“To kick off our 10th year with the return of our Chalk Circle is fantastically exciting! We are looking forward to returning to our home town and to The Greenwich Theatre after our epic rep of King Lear and Dido, Queen of Carthage in 2013. We can’t wait to share this remarkable play with even more people.” Director Ricky Dukes commenting on today’s announcement.

★★★★ “Bold, brisk, and bombastic, Lazarus Theatre’s Caucasian Chalk Circle is as modern and as true a whirlwind of Brecht as you can get” J Waygood, Grumpy Gay Critic


Dates 28th March – 1st April 2017, Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm

Wed matinee at 1.30pm and Sat matinee at 2.30pm

Venue The Greenwich Theatre

Tickets £17.50, £15.00 (Concessions) £10 (Previews 28th March) To Book

Cast; Shall be announced shortly.


Written by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Frank McGuinness

Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes

Designed by Sorcha Corcoran

Lighting Design by Stuart Glover

Costume Design by Rachel Dingle

New Songs and Sound Design by Neil McKeown

New Songs by Robert Locke

Associate Producer – Gavin Harrington-Odedra

Dramaturge – Sara Reimers

“Lazarus Theatre Company creates a very urban modern feel to this classic Brecht play… This is a very fine production… Extraordinarily powerful” Keith Mckenna, British Theatre Guide

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