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VIDEO: New Trailer for the Crucible's Modern Interpretation of JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Jonathan Hyde

Rehearsals are underway at Sheffield Theatres for Artistic Director Robert Hastie's inaugural production, Julius Caesar (Wed 17 May - Sat 10 June). It will be the first time that Shakespeare's fast-paced, gripping thriller will have been seen on the Crucible stage. Watch a new trailer for the modern production below!

Samuel West returns to the city to play Brutus. Familiar to television and film audiences for his recent roles in Mr Selfridge and Suffragette, he was also Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres from 2005 - 2007. He is joined by Elliot Cowan (Mark Anthony), previously seen on the Crucible stage in Don Carlos and on screen in Cilla and Luther. Chipo Chung (Fortitude) plays Octavia/Portia with and Jonathan Hyde (Titanic, Jumanji) as Julius Caesar. Zoe Waites (The Other Boleyn Girl) last seen on the Crucible stage in Hobson's Choice, plays Cassius.

The cast is completed by Lisa Caruccio Came as Calpurnia, Pandora Colin who appeared on the Crucible stage in The Country Wife, as Casca, Robert Goodale as Lepidus and Alison Halstead as Metellus; Mark Holgate plays Cinna with Arthur Hughes as Lucius, Robinah Kironde as Popilus, Clitus and Lily Nichol as Soothsayer. Royce Pierreson, who appeared in the Sheffield Theatres production of Pride and Prejudice plays Ligarius and Dardanius, Abigail Thaw plays Trebonius and Paul Tinto, who appeared in the recent Studio production of Operation Crucible plays Pindarus. The cast are also joined by an ensemble cast of Sheffield People's Theatre members.

A hero returns. An assassination is foreseen. A city is turned upside-down. Shakespeare's searing political drama asks, when the majority chose a dangerous leader, what should the honourable citizen do?

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