Paul Rhys withdraws from Julius Caesar

Paul Rhys withdraws from Julius Caesar

Paul Rhys has withdrawn from Julius Caesar, which is at the Barbican Theatre opening 20 April 2005, following previews from 14 April, and running to 14 May 2005. as part of the Barbican International Theatre Events (BITE: 05).

Anton Lesser will now play 'Brutus'.

Directed by Deborah Warner, 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); Anton Lesser (Brutus); Ralph Fiennes (Antony); Fiona Shaw (Portia). The rest of the cast includes Sean Baker, Anthony Mark Barrow, David Collings, Robert Demeger, Michael Gardiner ,Jimmy Gardner, David Glover, Ginny Holder Jim Hooper, Chris Jarman, John Kane, Joseph Kennedy, Oliver Kieran-Jones, Alex McIntosh, Celia Meiras, James Anthony Pearson, Tim Potter, Struan Rodger, John Rogan, Clifford Rose, Paul Shearer, Rohan Siva, Daniel Weyman, Leo Wringer.

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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