TitleThe Caucasian Chalk Circle
AuthorBrecht, Bertolt
Author TwoMcGuinness, Frank (in a version by)
VenueOlivier Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night4/11/1997
Press Night4/21/1997
Closing Night6/18/1997
Performance Length3 hours, 25 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsOlivier for Best Theatre Choreographer (Simon McBurney)
Number of Performances46
Performer Roles
ROLE116408Alispahic; SelmaThe young tractor girl / Nanny / Younger Lady / Aniko / Ludovica / The Old Woman who wants a divorce
ROLE116409Bell; CliveShakuhachi / Other wind instruments
ROLE116410Collins; PeterYoung worker / Architect / Groom / Merchant / Bizergan Kazbeki / Prince Kazbeki's nephew
ROLE116411Gallagher; BronaghYoung Peasant woman / Cook / Merchant woman / Mother in law / Mother Georgia
ROLE116412Ghir; KulvinderWounded Soldier / Doctor / The Coporal / Shauva
ROLE116413Gil-Martinez; AntonioWounded soldier / Shalva the adjutant / Old Peasant with milk / Jussup, husband of Grusha / Farmer, Old man who wants a divorce.
ROLE116414Khan; FaroquePeasant / The Rider / Andrei, the merchant / Stable lad accused of rape
ROLE116415Kissoon, JefferyThe Singer - Arkadi Tscheidze
ROLE116416McBurney; SimonPrologue: Yura, assistant to Arkadi / Tscheidze, the Singer. Then: A doctor / Azdak
ROLE116417McMullan; TimThe Expert / The Mighty Prince Kazbeki / Innkeeper / Lavrenti / Farmer / Sandro Oboladze, a lawyer
ROLE116418Mendus; CliveOld peasant man / The Governor, Giorgi Abashvili / Thickhead / Brother Anastasius, the monk / Farmer / Illo Shuboladze a lawyer
ROLE116419O'Brien; MaggiePeasant Wife / Masha / Older Lady
ROLE116420Ormiston; MichaelThroat Singing / Saxophone / Other instruments
ROLE116421Patarot; HeleneOld Peasant woman / Natella Abashvili, Governor's wife / Peasant woman who wants to keep Michael
ROLE116422Patterson; RobertOld Peasant Man / Simon Chachava / Peasant woman's husband / Ludovica's father in law
ROLE116423Robinson; NicholasMichael
ROLE116424Savage; EdwardMichael
ROLE116425Stevenson; Juliet (1956-)Prologue: Kato, the agronomist. Then: Grusha / The Archduke
ROLE116407Townsend; JoeMusic Director / Violin / Other instruments
ROLE112840Members of the CompanyOther parts
Creative Roles
ROLE103319Brecht; Bertolt (1898-1956)Playwright
ROLE110950McGuinness; Frank (1953-)Adaptor
ROLE116390Metz; StefanCollaborator with Director
ROLE116392Coe; JohannaAssociate Costume Designer
ROLE116393Constable; PauleLighting
ROLE116394McBurney; GerardMusic
ROLE116395Chadwick; HelenGeorgian Songs
ROLE116396Baur; LiloMovement Preparation
ROLE116397Castledine; AnnieArtistic Collaborator
ROLE103663Rodenburg; PatsyCompany Voice Work
ROLE104748Shutt; ChristopherSound (for NT)
ROLE116398Metz; StefanStaff Director
ROLE116399Alexander; CatherineStaff Director
ROLE116239Enright; MicheleAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE105842Rowland; BrewyeenAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE116401Hallam; VickiMasks made and developed
ROLE116402Garakanidse; EdisherGeorgian songs transcribed from the oral tradition
ROLE113661Richardson; TomProduction Manager
ROLE105840Walmsley; LesleyDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE116403Alexander; CatherineAssistant Director and Research
ROLE111008McLeish; PaulAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE116404Jones; Kate SlaterProjections
ROLE116405Buckmaster; SuePuppetry Director
ROLE116406Gaiger; LucyAssistant Costume Supervisor
ROLE144665McBurney; SimonDirector
ROLE120041Bryant; CourtneyStage Manager
ROLE117300Banks; ShimaProgramme Designer
ROLE110410Annand; SimonProduction Photographer
ROLE115628Smith; TotieAssistant to the Designer
ROLE117265Nelson; JeannetteAssistant Voice Coach
ROLE107509Hatley; TimDesigner
RNT/PR/4/1/628The Caucasian Chalk CircleDecember 1996 - March 1998Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/5/332The Caucasian Chalk Circle1997Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/1/3/207The Caucasian Chalk Circle21 April 1997Olivier Programmes
RNT/LI/3/96The Caucasian Chalk Circle1997Scripts - Later Drafts
RNT/PP/2/3/186The Caucasian Chalk Circle21 April 1997Olivier Posters
RNT/PR/3/481The Caucasian Chalk Circle1997Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/SM/2/4/109The Caucasian Chalk Circle1997Olivier Show Reports
RNT/PO/3/1/104The Caucasian Chalk Circle1997Olivier Production Office Show Files
RNT/E/3/3/47The Caucasian Chalk Circle1997Background Packs
RNT/PP/2/3/185The Caucasian Chalk Circle21 April 1997Olivier Posters
RNT/CO/1/373The Caucasian Chalk Circle1997Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/3/220Olivier season in the round24 March 1997Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/215Production news from the Royal National Theatre20 January 1997Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PP/1/6/312The Caucasian Chalk Circle26 June 1997Touring programmes
RNT/PR/2/3/218World Premiers of new plays by David Hare and Patrick Marber 10 March 1997Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PL/3/391Dialogue: Simon McBurney28 April 1997Platforms Audio Recordings
RNT/R/1/4/3/70The Caucasian Chalk Circle1997Postcards
RNT/PP/3/9/2/101The Caucasian Chalk Circle1997Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/1/2019971997NT Production related printwork
TM/4The Caucasian Chalk Circle14 June 1997Theatre Museum Videos
RNT/SO/2/1/38The Caucasian Chalk Circle15 May 1997Master Recordings
RNT/SO/2/2/38The Caucasian Chalk Circle15 May 1997Viewing Recordings
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