Ben Whishaw and David Morrissey are set to star in Nicholas Hytner’s upcoming production at the Bridge Theatre.
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.
This second production at the newly opened Bridge Theatre will be performed in promenade, placing the audience at the centre of the street party that greets Caesar’s return. Audiences can experience the production from two different ways: sit in-the-round and look onto the arena, or become part of the action.
The cast is set to include Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley who play Brutus and Cassius respectively while David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony. they will be joined on stage by: Adjoa Andoh (Casca), Rosie Ede (Marullus/ Artemidorus), Leila Farzad (Decius Brutus), Fred Fergus (Lucius/Cinna the Poet), Wendy Kweh (Calpurnia), Mark Penfold (Caius Ligarius), Abraham Popoola (Trebonius), Sid Sagar (Flavius/Popilius Lena), Nick Sampson (Cinna), Hannah Stokely (Metellus Cimber) and Kit Young (Octavius) as well as ensemble members Zachary Hart and Leaphia Darko.
Julius Caesar will feature designs by Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Bruno Poet and music by Nick Powell.
Julius Caesar will play at the Bridge Theatre from the 20th January until the 15th April. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://bridgetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/julius-caesar/