Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Directed by Nicholas Hytner starring Ben Whishaw
Nicholas Hytner directs a new take on the Shakespeare classic. 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. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.
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 will thrust 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. (135min. no interval)
★★★★ Michelle Fairley gives a rivetingly intelligent performance. - Sunday Times
★★★★ A pulse-quickening political tragedy. - Evening Standard
★★★★ David Morrissey is electrifying as Mark Antony. - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ Visceral and politically urgent. - Guardian
★★★★David Calder is finely judged in the title role: both complacent and magisterial. - Observer
★★★★ Furiously exciting. - Time Out
★★★★ Ben Whishaw shines as Brutus. - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ Electrifying.- Financial Times
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