Julius Caesar

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Nicholas Hytner directs a new production of Shakespeare tragedy Julius Caesar, starring Ben Whishaw. Set in promenade staging, the audience become witnesses to Caesar’s street party, his fateful murder and the chaos that follows in its wake. The production is the second in the Bridge Theatre's debut season, with the first show being Richard Bean's new comedy Young Marx, starring Rory Kinnear.

Julius Caesar is the Bard's powerful play of politics, tension and high drama that sees the triumphant autocrat 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.

Ben Whishaw stars as Brutus, having most recently appeared in the West End in Michael Grandage’s Peter and Alice, alongside 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.

Further cast members include Adjoa Andoh, Leaphia Darko, Rosie Ede, Leila Farzad, Fred Fergus, Zachary Hart, Wendy Kweh, Mark Penfold, Abraham Popoola, Sid Sagar, Nick Sampson, Hannah Stokely and Kit Young.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner (One Man, Two Guvnors), Julius Caesar features production 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 contemporary production reflects today's current socio-political tensions, and 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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