"Julius Caesar" at Barbican from 14 April with Simon Russell Beale, Paul Rhys, Ralph Fiennes


"Julius Caesar" at Barbican from 14 April with Simon Russell Beale, Paul Rhys, Ralph Fiennes

It is now confirmed that Simon Russell Beale & Paul Rhys will join Ralph Fiennes in Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare at the Barbican Theatre as part of the Barbican International Theatre Events (BITE: 05).

(Updated 4th Feb 2005: Fiona Shaw also in cast as 'Portia')

Directed by Deborah Warner, the play opens 20 Apr 2005, following previews from 14 Apr, and running to 14 May 2005.

Shakespeare’s classic tale of conspiracy and treachery will feature a cast of over 100 people and is the second show to be produced by the Barbican following "The Black Rider" during BITE:04. John Shrapnel will play 'Julius Caesar', Simon Russell Beale (Cassius); Paul Rhys (Brutus); Ralph Fiennes (Antony)

It is designed by Tom Pye with lighting by Jean Kalman.

Following it’s Barbican season Julius Caesar goes on a European tour to Theatre National de Chaillot, Paris, Teatro Espanol, Madrid and Grand Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg, who, with BITE: 05, Barbican are co-producers of the project.

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