Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated elite 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.
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius; David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar, and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. This new production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, directed by Nicholas Hytner, is broadcast from The Bridge Theatre, London.