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. A promenade production.Performers Adjoa Andoh (Casca), David Calder (Julius Caesar), Leaphia Darko (Ensemble), Rosie Ede (Marullus/Artemidorus), Michelle Fairley (Cassius), Leila Farzad (Decius Brutus), Fred Fergus (Lucius/Cinna the Poet), Zachary Hart (Ensemble), Wendy Kweh (Calphurnia), David Morrissey (Mark Anthony), Mark Penfold (Caius Ligarius), Abraham Popoola (Trebonius), Sid Sagar (Flavius/Popilius Lena), Nick Sampson (Cinna), Hannah Stokely (Metellus Cimber), Ben Whishaw (Brutus), Kit Young (Octavius).
Author Shakespeare. Company London Theatre Company. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Bunny Christie. Costume Christina Cunningham. Lighting Bruno Poet. Sound Paul Arditti. Music Nick Powell. Director Kate Waters (fight director).