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Wed 26 April

ZZ RSC LIVE: Julius Caesar

The race to claim the empire spirals out of control

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

Jackson, who recently directed the sell-out productions of Oppenheimer and Don Quixote, is director for the Rome season, directing the opening and closing plays of the season, Julius Caesar and Coriolanus.

Blanche McIntyre will direct Titus Andronicus, following on from this summer’s production of The Two Noble Kinsmen. Iqbal Khan returns to the company to direct Antony & Cleopatra, with Josette Simon taking on the role of Cleopatra after her last RSC appearance in Michael Boyd’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1999.

READ –  more about the play

READ – the latest Guardian review

Everything about this production feels right

Guardian

Terrific…Angus Jackson’s production is hot-blooded and exciting

Mail on Sunday

Date

Wed 26 April

Starts

19:00

Ages

PG

Price

£10.50 + bf