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BUY TICKETS 7pm Thursday 22 March
PLAY broadcast LIVE from The Bridge Theatre, London
Nicholas Hytner’s new production of Shakespeare’s play stars Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley as Brutus and Cassius, leaders of the coup, with David Calder as Caesar and David Morrissey as Mark Antony.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production thrusts the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Please note that Julius Caesar will contain strobe lighting.
This thrilling promenade production of Julius Caesar resoundingly confirms two things. Nicholas Hytner is the pre-eminent interpreter of Shakespeare in modern dress. Setting his works in the here-and-now, this director has the knack of revealing them, without distortion, to be powerfully pertinent plays for today … The second is the extraordinary spatial flexibility of the Bridge Theatre, the new base that he has created by Tower Bridge … The performances are excellent across a large company … An urgent interpretation of the play and its timely challenge to out-of-touch liberal complacency. Strongly recommended. Paul Taylor, The Independent
Tickets: Full £19 Adult concessions £17 18 & under £10
Running time: 2 hrs (no interval)
Certificate: The stage production has an age guidance of 15+ due to several scenes of a violent and bloody nature, and gunshots.