Julius Caesar at Noel Coward Theatre tickets
Julius Caesar at Noel Coward Theatre tickets

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Overview

Shakespeare’s greatest political thriller receives a thrilling revival from the Royal Shakespeare Company, who bring their contemporary production of Julius Caesar to the Noel Coward Theatre for a limited summer season. Transferring to the West End as part of the World Shakespeare Festival, Julius Caesar runs alongside Iqbal Khan’s Much Ado About Nothing, starring Meera Syal, marking the first time the RSC has played the Noel Coward Theatre since 2004.

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s well-known historical tragedy, documenting the downfall of Caesar at the hands of Cassius and Brutus. Plunged into a modern Africa, this production of Julius Caesar resonates in the modern day. As the Roman citizens seek to celebrate Caesar’s triumphant return from war, he is stopped by a stranger who warns that he should “beware the Ides of March”. Cassius and Brutus become jealous of Caesar’s power and plot his death, resulting in stabbing him at the Senate. Riots and chaos ensue, forcing the conspirators to flee from the city and build an army of their own, with tragic and disastrous consequences.

Jeffery Kissoon plays the title role, alongside Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Cyril Nri as Cassius and Ray Fearon as Mark Anthony. Further cast members include Adjoa Andoh, Segun Akingbola, Mark Ebulue, Ricky Fearon, Andrew French, Marcus Griffiths, Ivanno Jeremiah, Samantha Lawson, Simon Manyonda, Joseph Mydell, Ann Ogbomo, Theo Ogundipe, Jude Owusu, Mark Theodore, Ewart James Walters and Chinna Wodu.

Directed by Gregory Doran (Cardenio, Hamlet), Julius Caesar is transported into a rich and exhilarating African state, where festival drumming is ripe under the baking sun. With design by Michael Vale, music by Akintayo Akinbode, lighting design by Vince Herbert and sound design by Jonathan Ruddick, this reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays received praise from audiences and critics alike. Opening at the Noel Coward Theatre for a strictly limited season beginning August 15th, Julius Caesar will play until September 15th, where it will be followed by Much Ado About Nothing.

Recommended for

Suitable for all ages, this Shakespeare play is recommended for theatregoers of all tastes! Those who enjoy plays and dramas will enjoy this striking version of Julius Caesar, whilst musical fans might dip their toes into a more gritty drama.

Dates and times

Opened: 08 Aug 2012
Press night: 15 Aug 2012
Booking from: 08 Aug 2012
Booking until: 15 Sep 2012

Location and map

Noel Coward Theatre
St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4AU

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