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.
★★★★ ‘A star-studded political cataclysm for our times.’
★★★★ ‘Tremendously gripping. Unfolds like a chic, glossy spy thriller’
★★★★ ‘Visceral and politically urgent.’
★★★★‘A superb cast in a ferocious, immersive Julius Caesar. Michelle Fairley gives a rivetingly intelligent performance.’
★★★★ ‘Ben Whishaw shines as Brutus. David Morrissey is electrifying as Mark Antony’
Picture credit: Manuel Harlan
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VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Thursday 22nd March, 2018
TIME: Doors: 6.00pm. Start: 7.00pm
TICKET PRICES: Advance: £13 Concession: £12
Tickets are available
By Phone: 0844 847 1664
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.