The Caucasian Chalk Circle

HotBed Ensemble | 29 February - 16 March

The Caucasian Chalk Circle, drawing on an ancient Chinese story, tells the deeply touching story of a servant girl who rescues a child of royal blood from a violent coup and becomes its surrogate mother. The play draws on all of Brecht’s virtuosity and climaxes in a bizarre competition between the servant girl and the child’s biological mother to determine where the child belongs.

In a production infused with song and movement, the HotBed artists will rework this classic in a dynamic contemporary setting.

  • Written by Bertolt Brecht
    Version by Frank McGuinness
    Directed by Adam Mitchell

    Set & Costume Design by Brad Reid
    Featuring the HotBed Ensemble Anita Erceg, Brendan Ewing, Jo Morris, Thomas Papathanassiou, Ben Russell and Amanda Woodhams.
    Lighting Design Andrew Earle
    Composer/Musical Director Steve Hearne
    Choreographer Claudia Alessi

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space

  • Dates

    29 February – 16 March, 2008
    Tuesday – Saturday @ 8pm

  • Preview

    Thursday 28 February

  • Matinees

    Thursday 6 & Thursday 13 March @ 11am
    Saturday 8 & Saturday 15 March @ 2.15pm
    Sunday 9 & Sunday 16 March @ 5pm

  • Tickets
  • Duration

    2 hours and 30 minutes (including interval)