Lazarus Theatre Company have announced that Colette O’Rourke returns to the company to play the iconic role of Grusha in their pre-tour transfer of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
“To return to the company to take on such an iconic role is brilliant, we are deep into rehearsals at present and can’t wait to share this wonderful epic with audiences,” O’Rourke said about her casting.
Colette O’Rourke’s previous Lazarus credits include: Henry V, Henry V, The Union Theatre; Cressida, Troilus and Cressida, Tristan Bates Theatre; Jessica, Merchant of Venice, Brockley Jack Studio.
Making their Lazarus debuts are Robert Metson, who takes the role of Singer / Simon; Lakesha Cammock who plays Aniko / Old Peasant / Woman; Elizabeth Appleby and Carly Thoms who play Nanny / Fat Peasant and Governor’s Wife / Mother-in-law respectively.
Samuel J Weir, George Howard, Owen Pullar, David Thackeray and Tom Woodward complete the cast.
Brecht’s thrilling and revolutionary play follows a young girl who makes the biggest decision of her life. Set against the back drop of war and mutiny, Grusha seeks refuge and asylum. Her crime: saving the son of the fleeing establishment. Her reward: The Chalk Circle.
Lazarus is an award-winning Theatre Company, re-imagining and revitalising classic text for a contemporary audience. The Caucasian Chalk Circle is directed by Lazarus Theatre Artistic Director, Ricky Dukes.
You can catch the production from 28th March – 1st April 2017, which includes matinees, at the Greenwich Theatre.
Book directly through Greenwich Theatre.