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Julius Caesar [2014]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?

Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power.

This production employed Renaissance costumes and staging.

Tom McKay and Luke Thompson featured as part of the Adopt an Actor interview series for this production.


  • Composed by Claire van Kampen
  • Designed by Jonathan Fensom


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