The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle (The Flight into the Mountains) by Bertolt Brecht
Performed 31st March 1966 at the Letchworth Little Theatre 5th Drama Festival 31 March – 02 April 1966

Performed 18th June 1966 at the Welwyn Drama Festival
Information from 1966 Welwyn Drama Festival Programme, Welwyn Resource Library Ref: 792 Local Studies

A drama by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht’s epic theatre, the play is a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than its wealthy natural parents.

66 chalk circle review


The Story Teller : John Elson

The Chorus : Christine Bullock, Mauriel Woollons, Margaret Alston, Janet Hudson

Chorus (Welwyn) : Christine Bullock, Muriel Woolens, Margaret Alston, Elaine Tickle, Valerie Coles, Diana Stead

Grusha Vashnadze : Janet Tate

Old Man : Harry Kemp

The Corporal : Fred Morton

The Corporal (Welwyn): Roger Newman-Turner

The Ironshirt : Richard Bullock

The Peasant : Albert Claydon

The Peasant Woman : Winnie Stubbs

The Peasant Women (Welwyn) : Joyce Elson


Director: Noel Ripley

Music arranged and recorded : Douglas Tate and Janet Tate


Letchworth Little Theatre Drama Festival 1966:

Kaete Behrens Steinfeld Festival Runner up trophy