The Caucasian Chalk Circle (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Entertaining production of this Brechtian classic

3BUGS Fringe Theatre’s entertaining production of this Brechtian classic is a witty and raggedly stylish take on the epic theatre idiom. What could in less assured hands be taken as signs of a poorly thought out production – the odd mish-mash of accents, eras and costumes, and the silver top-hatted narrator’s fluctuation between ringmaster and pop idol – here seem to be elements of a playful kind of Verfremdung.

The Zoo, 662 6892, until 30 Aug, 6.30pm, £7.50 (£6.50).

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

  • 3 stars

Bertolt Brecht's classic play tells the story of a young servant girl Grusha, embarking on an epic journey to save a child's life. Along the way we meet bold characters including the judge Azdak who uses the ancient tradition of the chalk circle to decide the child's fate. Brought to life by a young ensemble of actors…