★★★★ – A pulse-quickening political tragedy – Evening Standard
★★★★ – Visceral and politically urgent – The Guardian
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.
Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the 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 (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, with David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) as Caesar and David Morrissey (Hangmen, The Walking Dead) as Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.
Please note that the performance contains strobe lighting.
Dir: Nicholas Hytner
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Calder, David Morrissey