In the midst of a bloody revolution, a young woman risks everything to rescue the abandoned child of the Governor and his wife. Years later, when the Governor’s wife returns seeking her son, a raucous rogue judge turns justice on its head. Can the test of the chalk circle determine which of the two women is the boy’s real mother?
Brimming with original songs and full of mischievous humour, this is the first major London production of Bertolt Brecht’s epic masterpiece for 25 years. A gripping adventure developed in association with MGC, this new version by Steve Waters (Limehouse, Donmar Warehouse), with music by Michael Henry (Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre) is directed by Rose Artistic Director, Christopher Haydon.
★★★★ 'Visually striking revival of Brecht’s sprawling wartime parable. Director Christopher Haydon invests the piece with boisterous energy' - The Stage
★★★★ - The Upcoming
★★★★ - Time & Leisure
★★★★ - All That Dazzles
Running Time: 2hrs 45min, incl. interval
Age Guidance: 12+
Warning: Some strong language
Audio described performance: Wednesday 19 October, 7:30pm
Press night: Thursday 6 October, 7:30pm
Friends night: Thursday 13 October, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Rose Cafe