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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.Performers Adam Burton (Cimber), Brian Doherty (Decius Brutus), Darrell D'Silva (Mark Antony), Noma Dumezweni (Calphurnia), Phillip Edgerley (Flavius), James Gale (Publius), Gruffudd Glyn (Cinna the Conspirator), Paul Hamilton (A Conspirator), Greg Hicks (Julius Caesar), Tunji Kasim (Lucius), John Mackay (Cassius), Patrick Romer (Ligarius), David Rubin (Trebonius), Oliver Ryan (Casca), Sam Troughton (Marcus Brutus), Simone Saunders (Play as Cast), Larrington Walker (Soothsayer), Hannah Young (Portia), Samantha Young (Play as Cast).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Lucy Bailey. Lighting Oliver Fenwick.
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