"Brilliant and innovative"
"Mesmerising and very clever in today's political climate"
Directed by Gemma Fairlie | Designed by Neil Irish
Lighting Peter Harrison | Sound Elena Pena | Fights by Philip d'Orleans
Caesar has returned to Rome: an icon bathed in glory. The people adore him…but what happens when one man holds too much power?
Focusing on the cult of personality, a government founded on propaganda and the most famous case of backstabbing in politics, Shakespeare's compellingly tense thriller still has relevance today.
Click to watch Jack and Jo discuss their roles of Antony and Brutus
JULIUS CAESAR is directed by GEMMA FAIRLIE (Royal Shakespeare Company; New Vic, Stoke): “This is a Caesar of suits and PR campaigns, of violence and fear, caught in a high octane whirl of sound bites and camera flashes. As rumours fly and governments implode the story of Caesar will explode through Holy Trinity Church in a site specific contemporary version that uses this iconic backdrop of religious and political significance to explore this timely thriller.”
Matt Pinches Co-Founder: "JULIUS CAESAR is Shakespeare’s great political thriller, and given the political shifts in governments all over the world in 2016, we felt that if ever there was a play for our times, this was it. Even though it was written over 400 years ago,CAESAR contains echoes of the political world we live in today. It’s easy to see parallels with the recent US Presidential election, Brexit, Syria, and European migration issues, as well as the obvious connotations of party delegates wanting to oust their leader. Our setting may be modern, but Shakespeare's words and their intentions are timeless."
Our setting may be modern, but Shakespeare's words and their intentions are timeless.
NB There will be use of some flashing lights, theatrical haze, small pyrotechnics and sounds (recorded) of gunshots during the performance. Replica Firearms are also in use during this performance.
Hail Casear!...and Brutus...and Cassius...and Casca...and...
Our fabulous Julius Caesar cast, in alphabetical order
Lucius / Metullus Cimber
Calpurnia / Octavius
Decius Brutus / Soothsayer
Portia / Titinius
Anna Leong Brophy
Casca / Messala
Marullus / Pindarus
Peter Harrison...............Lighting Designer
Elena Pena....................Sound Designer
Philip d'Orleans..............Fight Director
Anett Black...................Assistant Designer
Sterre Maier..................Verse & Vocal Coach
Stuart Harrison.............Production Manager
Jenny Skivens................Deputy Stage Manager
Eli Murton..............Front of House Manager
Ant Stones............Head of Education
Beth Sweeney........Company Stage Manager
Karl Niklas...............Education Assistant & Company Administrator
Thursday 16 February, FREE after the evening performance
Stick around after the evening performance to hear the cast talk about their experience of the play, rehearsing it and ask any questions you might have.
Audio Described Performance
Saturday 25 February, 2.30pm Regular ticket prices apply* TOUCH TOUR from 1.15pm
Our popular Audio Described Performances for the blind and visually impaired continue. Infra-red headsets provide a private live commentary of the onstage action whilst the dialogue continues live simultaneously. Patrons are welcome to join the Touch Tour at 1.15pm before the performance where they can handle props and costumes. Please contact the Box Office if you wish to join the Touch Tour. Booking essential.
*if you required a sight-companion, please call the Box Office to arrange a complimentary ticket
JULIUS CAESAR (4-25 February 2017)
4 - 25 February (no performances on Sundays)
Audio Described Perf 25 February, 2.30pm, (Touch Tour 1.15pm)
Wednesday 22 Feb 2.30pm
Saturdays 11, 18, 25 Feb 2.30pm
Running time 2 hours 30mins (approx) including interval
£21 Concessions (Over 60, students, Equity, Jobseekers, Reg Disabled)
£16.50 Children (under 16)
£80 Family (2 full, 2 children)
£18 PREVIEW all tickets Sat 4 & Mon 6 February
£15 student standby tickets EVERY Monday (limited availability on the door only)
Buy 10 tickets get 1 FREE (cheapest ticket is free)
Call the Box Office for Group bookings
NO BOOKING FEE
NB There will be use of some flashing lights, small pyrotechnics and sounds (recorded) of gunshots during the performance.
Replica Firearms are also in use during this performance.
Telephone 01483 304384
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm (7pm during show times).
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(We regret we cannot accept AMEX or DINERS CLUB)
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