Julius Caesar

Bridge Theatre

Julius Caesar

20 Jan 2018 - 15 Apr 2018

£15.00 - £65.00

Pro reviewers rating
16 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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. 

Promenade production 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.


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“Caesar for today... Pace... humour... dramatic immersive design... Classy... Whishaw: marvellous... And wow, the action!”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Moments that acquire a decidedly “Donald”-esque resonance... Whishaw: shines... Morrissey is electrifying... Frenzied.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“The set: ingenious... Everything in the staging is larger than life... An onslaught - on the emotions, the senses, the eardrums”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Scarcely lets up... Hytner is back in his element... forgoing his usual nuance in favour of something more blaring and filmic.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“A promenade, modern-dress production... both viscerally exciting and intellectually subtle... Politically urgent.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“A kinetic promenade production... really shows what the Bridge Theatre’s auditorium can do.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Probably the version to see. Judiciously cut, thrillingly imagined, it makes as good a fist of the story as you could hope.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“An electrifying production that works on the senses as well as the mind to deliver a stark warning about the potency of populism”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Seems pugnaciously contemporary... Pacy and visceral... Ingeniously flexible design...Morrissey: utterly convincing.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Thrilling promenade production... The performances are excellent across a large company... Urgent... Strongly recommended.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Superbly acted... Galvanisingly staged, with blood-pumping, tub-thumping velocity... human detail and supreme intelligence.”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

“Up-to-date and accessible... The cast are universally strong... Exciting, at times frenetic... Crowd-pleasing, quality theatre.”

Emma Watkins (Broadway World)

“Impressive special effects... Subtle performances... Shakespeare with attitude in a visceral rip-snorting 1970s-style production”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Vital, far-reaching... the private lives of the four main characters awakened here in a way I have not before experienced.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“The staging is the star... not so much theatre in the round as theatre in the midst... Loud, raucous, visually thrilling.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Has placed the show in the here and now, and given it a thrilling contemporary urgency by immersing the audience at the centre.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

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