The Caucasian Chalk Circle

24 - 27 Jan

By Bertolt Brecht | in a new translation by Alistair Beaton

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

24 - 27 Jan

Director Steve Grihault
Musical Director Philip Bateman
Movement Director Eleni Edipidi
Set and Costume Designer Cory Shipp
Lighting Designer Adam King
Sound Designer Phil Michael

A mysterious storyteller. A burnt-out village. A choice that has to be made…

Based on Bertolt Brecht’s epic masterpiece, this beautiful and dark fable explores the nature of possession and the sinister side of human nature. A new production brought richly to life with songs and music from our Actor Musicianship students.

This amateur production of ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Beaton)’ is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Booking Info


Wednesday 24 January, 7.30pm
Thursday 25 January, 2.30pm
Thursday 25 January, 7.30pm
Friday 26 January, 7.30pm
Saturday 27 January, 2.30pm

Standard £19.50
Restricted View £15
Concessions (Mountview alumni/access/under 18/student/unemployed)* £12.50
Southwark Presents Cardholder £11

The Mack, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

020 8881 2201
Our box office hours are currently Monday-Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. Online booking is 24 hours, but phone and in-person bookings should be made within these times. Tickets are booked subject to Mountview's terms and conditions.

Industry Bookings

If you are an agent, casting director or industry colleague looking to view this production, please contact Neil Rutherford -

Access and Concessions Bookings

*Please bring proof of ID when purchasing concession tickets. Access tickets are charged at the concession rate. Audience members who require a companion ticket can book this by contacting the box office team on or 020 8881 2201.

Steven Grihault


Steve is Mountview’s Joint Head of Acting.

He originally trained as an actor, working with companies including The Young Vic, English Shakespeare Company and Trestle Theatre Co.

As a director he worked at The Royal Court, English Shakespeare Co, Jacksons Lane.

Directing credits at Mountview include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Country’s Good, Swallows and Amazons, Coram Boy, Nell Gwyn, Once and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Phil Bateman

Musical Director

Phil started out as an actor/musician, then went to work on MD and now primarily as Musical Supervisor.

He was the original Supervisor/Arranger on the Oliver award-winning musical Our House, and was also part of the orginal creative team as MD on the multi award-winning Billy Elliot.

Credits include Bob Marley’s Get Up Stand Up (Lyric), Once on this Island (Regents Park), Made in Dagenham (Adelphi), I Can’t Sing! (Palladium), Local Hero (Edinburgh Lyceum), Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith), Return of the Forbidden Planet.

Adam King

Lighting Designer

Adam is a Mountview alum.

Since graduating, he has gone on to be Assistant Lighting Designer on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Bend it Like Beckham in the West End.

His own design credits include: Flowers For Mrs Harris (Riverside Studios), Then Now & Next (Southwark Playhouse), We Need New Names (UK tour),Gone Too Far (Theatre Royal Stratford East), From Here to Eternity (Charing Cross Theatre), Flashdance (European tour), Snowflake/Tornado (UK tour/BBC), Robin Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin (Harlow Playhouse), The Nutcracker,Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast (New Theatre Royal Portsmouth), Mephisto Waltz and Swingle Stepping (Royal Opera House, Main Stage).

Phil Michael

Sound Designer

Phil has worked in audio for the last 15 years. His journey began in recording studios before transitioning to live rock ‘n’ roll and then finding a home in theatre.

Credits include: Cruise (The Apollo), Wagatha Christie Trial (Ambassadors), From Here to Eternity (Charing Cross), Night of the Iguana (Noel Coward), Jesus Christ Supestar (Regents Park), The Commitments (UK tour), and The White Factory (Marylebone Theatre).

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Creatives

Fight Choreographer
Marcello Marascalchi

Voice Coach Niall Walker

Assistant Director
Anna Galek*

Assistant Musical Director
Marcus Carson**

Assistant Lighting Designer / Lighting Operator
Jonathon Wing

* MA Theatre Directing student
** MA Musical Direction student

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Crew

Production Manager
Cory Duffill

Assistant Production Manager
Dani Jones

Production Assistant
Kristie Winsen°

Costume Supervisor
Kate Page

Stage Manager Erika 'Loren' Gordoa†

Deputy Stage Manager
Louisa 'Lola' Glading†

Rehearsal Assistant Stage Managers
Emily Stimpson†
Carol Mannix†

Assistant Stage Managers
Lyra Winter†
Immi Dunn†

Production Electrician
Jasper Anderson†

Lighting Programmer
Jack Goodwin†

Followspot Operators
Kian Reeves†
Dan Sillet†

Production Sound Engineers
Ollie Brennan
Wayne Harris

Sound Operator
Laura Cordey

Sound 2
Nick Searle

Sound 3
Carlos Quitumbo†

Lead Carpenter
Hannah Smith

° MA Creative Producing student
† Theatre Production Arts student