Julius Caesar

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Nicholas Hytner directs a new production of Shakespeare tragedy Julius Caesar, starring Ben Whishaw. Set in promenade, the audience will become witness to Caesar’s street party, his fateful murder and the chaos that follows in its wake. Julius Caesar follows Young Marx, which is the premiere production for the new London venue.

Julius Caesar is the powerful play of politics, tension and high drama that sees the triumphant dictator return to Rome after the war, with Brutus and his republican friends determined to curb his dangerous ambition. Quickly, it is decided that the general must be assassinated. When Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius begin to show a new force of power, Brutus and his gang must do what they can to stay on top.

Hollywood’s Ben Whishaw stars as Brutus, having most recently appeared in the West End in Michael Grandage’s Peter and Alice, opposite Judi Dench, and Jez Butterworth’s Mojo. Whishaw is best known for his role as Richard II in the BBC’s The Hollow Crown and Q in the James Bond series, as well as appearances in films Suffragette and The Danish Girl.

Further cast members include David Morrissey (Hangmen at the Royal Court and Wyndham’s Theatre) as Mark Anthony, David Calder (The Nether, The Audience) as Julius Caesar and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) as Cassius.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner (One Man, Two Guvnors), Julius Caesar features design by Bunny Christie, costume design by Christina Cunningham, lighting design by Bruno Poet and sound design by Paul Arditti, with original compositions by Nick Powell.

Julius Caesar was most recently seen in 2016 as part of the Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy, as well as at the RSC’s production at the Noel Coward Theatre. Hytner’s new production plays at the Bridge Theatre London from January 20th to April 15th 2018.

Child Friendly?

Julius Caesar is not suitable for children.

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