Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Tickets

The second production in the inaugural season at the Bridge Theatre is William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, directed by the theatre’s visionary Nicholas Hytner.

The Bard’s tragedy is part of a series of plays based on Roman history, along with Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus, and charts Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome, the conspiracy to take him down, and the civil war sparked by his assassination.

The title character is played by David Calder (The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide…, Hampstead Theatre) alongside Ben Whishaw as Brutus, Michelle Fairley as Cassius and David Morrissey as Mark Anthony.

Ben Whishaw has most recently appeared on stage in Against at the Almeida, following his 2015 performance in Bakkhai at the North London venue. His other roles include Mojo at the Harold Pinter, Peter and Alice at the Noel Coward and Some Trace of Her for the National Theatre.

David Calder’s previous theatre credits include The Audience, as Winston Churchill, in 2015 and a revival of The Beggar’s Opera in the West End in 1968. He is well-known for his screen roles in The Mummy, Rush and James Bond film The World is Not Enough.

Michelle Fairley last appeared on stage in John Tiffany’s production of Road at the Royal Court Theatre, and her other credits include Splendour at the Donmar, Remembrance Day at the Royal Court and Dancing at Lughnasa at The Old Vic.

The production is the second to be staged at the Bridge following Young Marx, and showcases the theatre’s versatility, being staged in a promenade format. Audiences are able to experience the show in two different ways: in-the-round, looking onto the arena from the theatre’s seats, or in amongst the action as part of the crowd welcoming Caesar back to Rome, the congress conspiring to bring him down, or in the midst of the civil war that erupts following his assassination.

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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.

William Shakespeare
London Theatre Company
Nicholas Hytner
Songs by:
Nick Powell
Bruno Poet
Paul Arditti
Bunny Christie
Christina Cunningham
Cast list:
David Calder, Michelle Fairley, David Morrissey and Ben Whishaw

The Bridge Theatre

3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG
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Our Julius Caesar - Bridge Theatre Review

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

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David Calder interview - 'My Julius Caesar is a Caesar worth killing'
Thursday, January 25, 2018

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.

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