Caucasian Chalk Circle (2019)
a production of Bertolt Brecht's classic play, staged by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's 2019 M.A cohort.
Caucasian Chalk Circle was staged by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, at Bristol’s second largest theatre venue- The Tobacco Factory Theatre. The production featured the 2018-2019 cohort of BOVTS’ MA. Acting Programme, and was directed by Jesse Jones- a founding member of the award-winning Wardrobe Ensemble. For the production James Ladanyi was cast in one of the lead roles ‘Simon Shashava’.
"These stylistic shifts also showcase the actors’ strengths. Marine Laurencelle and James Costello Ladanyi are sensitive, moving and playing off one another beautifully as Grusha and Simon, separated by war. "
"James Costello Ladanyi is a charming Simon, hesitant in manner, yet clearly very fond of Grusha"
~ Stage Talk Magazine
"moments of love with her soldier fiancé Simon, played with touching warmth and understanding by James Costello Ladanyi, are the most affecting of the production"
~ British Theatre Guide
"Marine Laurencelle's quieter tender moments with James Costello Ladanyi fiancée soldier are the most emotionally effective moments of the evening."
~ Kris Halett