Following the inaugural production Young Marx at his new venture, the Bridge Theatre, Nicholas Hytner is demonstrating the versatility of his new space by directing a promenade staging of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Members of the audience will be places in the thick of the action, from welcoming Caesar on his triumphant return to Rome, to being in the midst of the civil war. David Calder plays the title character, alongside Ben Whishaw’s Brutus, Michelle Fairley’s Cassius and David Morrissey’s Mark Antony. We spoke to Calder about what to expect from the exciting production.
Et tu, Nick Hytner? In the last year we've already seen Julius Caesar multiple times, in productions at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre (inaugurating the new regime of artistic director Robert Hastie there), in a temporary space at King's Cross for a transfer of the Donmar's all-female Phyllida Lloyd staging, as part of Ivo van Hove's Dutch Roman Tragedies at the Barbican, and as part of the RSC'... Read more