Related Performances

Macbeth Macbeth

The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice

The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Summer Season 2016 Summer Season 2016

Newsletter

Please enter a valid email address

Follow Us

Shakespeare's Globe

The Inn at Lydda

A Meeting of Caesar and Christ

  • 2016/Wonder/Lydda

Friday 2 September – Saturday 17 September 2016

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Tickets
Fixed Position Standing £10 | Seated £15 – £48 | £62 premium tickets also available

Your visit


Getting here →
Eating and drinking →
Where to stay >>
FAQs →

Creatives


Written by
John Wolfson 

Director
Andy Jordan

Designer
Anthony Lamble 

Associate Costume Designer
Kat Smith 

Composer
Nick Powell
 

Choreographer
Siân Williams

Fight Director
Kevin McCurdy 

Magic Consultant
John Bulleid 

Artworks by Dan Hillier

Cast


Christopher Bianchi
Innkeeper/ Guard

Stephen Boxer
Tiberius Caesar

Richard Bremmer
Balthasar

David Cardy
Thrysullus

Samuel Collings
Jesus

Philip Cumbus
Caligula

Chris Lew Kum Hoi
Mnester

Jessie Lilley
Helen

Joseph Marcell
Caspar

Kevin Moore
Melchior

Matthew Romain
John

David Tarkenter
Quintius

Owen Young
Messenger/Guard

View cast headshots on the blog →

Musicians


Music Director
Louise Anna Duggan

Musicians
Avivit Caspi
Úna Palliser
Sarah Willson

Please note: this production has now closed

 

Synopsis


The Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar, mortally ill, hears of the existence of a healer in Jerusalem who goes by the name of Jesus. Tiberius sets sail for the Holy Land in order to be healed by this apparently miraculous man. However, pausing at the city of Lydda, he learns that Jesus has been crucified three days earlier.

Tiberius is devastated – but his world is soon turned on its head when he has the most remarkable meeting...

Background


John Wolfson is Honorary Curator of Rare Books for Shakespeare’s Globe, a playwright, and author of William Shakespeare and the Short Story Collections.

Having opened the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2014, the Globe is now actively planning its very own library and archive on site, on London’s Bankside. John has generously agreed to bequeath to the Globe an important collection of rare and valuable volumes, including a First Folio and Quarto editions. Having these texts will cement the Globe’s reputation as the first point of reference for teaching, research and interpretation of Shakespeare in performance.