Casting Complete for All-Female JULIUS CAESAR at the Donmar Warehouse
Today the full cast is announced for Phyllida Lloyd's all female production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The cast are Jade Anouka (Calpurnia/Metellus Cimber), Frances Barber (Julius Caesar), Ishia Bennison (Casca), Helen Cripps (Cinna the Poet), Clare Dunne (Portia/Octavius Caesar), Jen Joseph (Trebonius), Charlotte Josephine (Lucius), Jenny Jules (Cassius), Cush Jumbo (Mark Antony), Irene Ketikidi (Dardanius), Carrie Rock (Soothsayer), Carolina Valdés (Cinna/ Volumnius), Harriet Walter (Brutus) and Danielle Ward (Clitus).
Phyllida Lloyd directs an all-female company in Shakespeare's raw and eternal study of power. This production marks Phyllida Lloyd's return to theatre, and to the Donmar stage, after her film The Iron Lady.
Phyllida Lloyd returns to the Donmar, where she last directed Mary Stuart for the stage. The production won the 2006 South Bank Show Theatre Award, and later transferred to the West End and Broadway. For the Donmar she also directed The Threepenny Opera and Boston Marriage. Her other theatre work includes Six Degrees of Separation, Wild East (Royal Court), Pericles, Duchess of Malfi, What the Butler Saw, The Way of the World and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (National Theatre), The Virtuoso and Artists and Admirers (RSC) and MAMMA MIA! (London, New York and worldwide, also 2008 film). Her opera productions include La Bohème, Albert Herring, Gloriana, Carmen and Peter Grimes - Royal Philharmonic Society Award and a South Bank Show Award (Opera North), Macbeth (Opéra-Bastille, Royal Opera), The Carmelites (ENO, WNO), The Handmaid's Tale (Royal Danish Opera, ENO), a staged Verdi Requiem and Wagner's Ring Cycle (ENO) and an award-winning film of Gloriana (BBC2). Her most recent film was The Iron Lady reuniting her with Meryl Streep.
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