Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have today announced details of their inaugural season at The Bridge Theatre with their newly formed London Theatre Company which opens this October on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. The theatre opens with Young Marx by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman on 26 October 2017, following previews from 18 October, running to 31 December 2017. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, it will star Rory Kinnear as Marx and Oliver Chris as Engels. It will feature design by Mark Thompson, music by Grant Olding, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Arditti.
Julius Caesar - Bridge Theatre
Nicholas Hytner’s production will be in promenade, thrusting its 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. Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, leaders of the coup, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony, who brings Rome back under control after the conspirators’ defeat.
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.