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Julius Caesar - 2018 - West End

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 be in promenade, thrusting its 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 and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, leaders of the coup, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony, who brings Rome back under control after the conspirators’ defeat.

With seating wrapped around the action, there will also be 250 promenading tickets at £25 available in advance for each performance. The production designer is Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Bruno Poet and music by Nick Powell.

Julius Caesar will be broadcast on National Theatre Live in March 2018.


Bridge Theatre

(London, )
One Tower Bridge
London, SE1 2SD


by Marianka Swain - March 16, 2018
On 22 March, the Bridge Theatre's production of Julius Caesar - directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey, David Calder and Michelle Fairley - will be broadcast via NT Live. Bunny Christie and Tony Grech-Smith discuss, respectively, designing the show and translating it to screen.
by Emma Watkins - February 2, 2018
Julius Caesar has arrived at the Bridge Theatre, nestled beside London's City Hall and Tower Bridge. Featuring a large section of the audience in promenade in the 'pit', this kinetic, frenetic production with a universally strong cast feels up-to-date and accessible for a broad audience.