The Caucasian Chalk Circle (2015)

by Bertolt Brecht
translated by Alistair Beaton

Company: Royal Lyceum Theatre Company
Venue: Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh
Director: Mark Thomson
Designer: Karen Tennent
Composer: Claire McKenzie

Photos: Alan McCredie

The Caucasian Chalk Circle won Best Production in the 2015 CATS (Scottish Critics Awards)


Press Quotes

a brilliant production ... everyone with a heartbeat should strive to see it

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

Big and emotionally involving ... If things are best nurtured by those who care, then Thomson and his team have made a superlative argument for their theatre.

Thom Dibdin, The Stage

A triumph

Mark Brown, The Telegraph

Simon Wilkinson’s impressive lighting helps to reinforce the feel of conflict as the uprising of the first act begins

Hugh Simpson, All Edinburgh Theatre

... bold, punchy and vigorously theatrical ... It's a tremendous show"

Mark Fisher, The Guardian

superb lighting from Simon Wilkinson

Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide

The stage, deep and wide, shifts and breathes like the many characters treading the boards, changing its face with the many moods of the play. High above, the moon glistens and stares down, and the words ‘Terrible is the seductive power of goodness’ shine like the luminous lights of a nightclub
A truly exceptional evening.

Alex Eades, The List

A theatrical triumph [...]
Thomson’s creative team have created an impressive tapestry of theatrics. Karen Tennent’s design and Simon Wilkinson’s lighting serves Brecht’s play and Thomson’s direction equally

Michael Cox, Across The Arts