©Simon Annand
©Robbie Jack

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

Translated by

Frank McGuiness

Directed by

Simon McBurney

Collaborator

Stefan Metz

Design

Tim Hatley

Sound

Christopher Shutt

Lighting

Paule Constable

Projection

Kate Slater Jones

Music

Gerard McBurney

Associate costume designer

Johanna M Coe

Cast

Selma Alispahic, Clive Bell, Peter Collins, Bronagh Gallagher, Kulvinder Ghir, Antonio Gil- Martinez, Faroque Khan, Jeffery Kissoon, Simon McBurney, Tim McMullan, Clive Mendus, Maggie O'Brien, Michael Ormiston, Helene Patarot, Robert Patterson, Juliet Stevenson, Joe Townsend, Edward Savage

Complicité and National Theatre production. 

 

The Caucasian Chalk Circle is based on an ancient Chinese story where two women claim that one child is rightfully theirs. Brecht takes this parable as the central event in a play where profound love is inextricably caught up in a precise statement about the nature of justice.

 

 

Tour

1997

London, Cambridge, Plymouth, Liverpool, Berlin

Awards

1998

Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for Simon McBurney

1998

Liverpool Echo Best Actor Award for Simon McBurney