Julius Caesar | Theatre Royal
Thu 19 Jul - Sat 28 Jul
Prices: £9 - £30
The dictator must be assassinated. But who will replace him?
Shakespeare's great political thriller finds dark contemporary echoes in modern Africa, directed by RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran. Gregory's most recent production include Shakespeare's 'lost play' Cardenio re-imagined, as part of the RSC's 50th birthday celebrations, as well as his 2008 production of Hamlet.
The company includes Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Cyril Nri as Cassius, Ray Fearon as Mark Antony and Jeffery Kissoon as Caesar.
Click here to watch the trailer!
Click here to watch a mini-documentary, including interviews with Greg Doran (director) and two of the cast, Ray Fearon and Paterson Joseph
Click here to watch 'Mark Anthony: Man of Honour v Man of Action'
Click here to read what the World Shakespeare Festival means to Christine Chapman, one of the RSC's biggest supporters in the North East.
Click here to see what Stratford upon Avon's audience members thought of the show!
See below for all the great reviews Julius Caesar has received:
Director: Gregory Doran
Designer: Michael Vale
Lighting: Vince Herbert
Music: Akintayo Akinbode
Sound: Jonathan Ruddick
Fights: Kev McCurdy
Associate Director: Gbolahan Obisesan
Superseats available (These are rows F and G in the Stalls and are £5 more than price band 1. Superseats have lots of extra legroom… think business class)
(Please note: no performance 27 July)
(Northern Stage - 'Re-Making Shakespeare': Saturday 14th July. A one day conference in collaboration with the RSC, Northern Stage, and the School of English at Newcastle University.)
Pre-theatre meal deal, 5.30pm
2 courses for £15.50 (Friends get £2.50 off)
Pre-matinee Lunch sittings at 12pm and 12.30pm.
2 courses for £13.50 (Friends get £2.50 off)
(book your table via Box Office)
Running time: tbc
Please note that all ticket prices include a contribution to our heritage fund.
* * * * * Scorchingly reinvigorated in Gregory Doran's staging with a superb ensemble....a resounding triumphIndependent on Sunday
* * * * This muscular, intelligent and deeply moving production Sunday Times
* * * * Triumphantly staged...the setting is bold filled with precision-worked individual details...vibrant and colourful...excellent Paterson JosephEvening Standard
* * * * A superb cast conveying the verse with clarity and passionDaily Express
* * * * Gregory Doran's powerful production benefits from its gripping staging in modern Africa...Ray Fearon is a superbly charismatic Mark Antony...great pace, panache and originality Telegraph
* * * * The passion of this production is undeniableWhatsonstage.com