Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) take up their knives in this up-to-the-minute modern twist on the Bard’s drama of politics and betrayal.
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, Marc Antony (an electrifying David Morissey) stirs the crowd, and civil war erupts on the streets of the capitol. This populist production of history’s most popular play about populism casts you as the populace. Nicholas Hytner’s in-the-round take on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar replaces the stalls with a promenade area in which the audience mills about and fills in as the people of Rome.
Please note that Julius Caesar will contain strobe lighting.
Sun • April 22 • 4 pm