By William Shakespeare
Directed by Loveday Ingram
Music by Tayo Akinbode
Designed by Jess Curtis
Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin
Sound Consultant Ben Harrison
Fight Director Paul Benzing
Casting by Kay Magson
Trainee Director Richard Wiseman

In an age of political uncertainty and controversial leaders, Shakespeare’s immortal thriller is given new relevance and a contemporary twist. Loyalty collides with ambition in the ultimate tale of popular leadership, rise to power, and winning over the people.

In a slick, modern setting, ruthless politicians occupy the shadowy corridors of power, conspiring with and against each other as the race to claim the empire spins violently out of control.

Cast
Natalie Grady – Mark Antony
Olivia Hackland
– Servant to Caesar
Stephanie Hockley
– Lucius
Emily Johnstone
– Flavius, Artemidorus
Adam Keast
– Marallus, Ligarius
Fred Lancaster
– Cicero, Octavius
Anne Odeke
– Soothsayer, Pindarus
Richard Pepper
– Brutus
Thomas Richardson
– Decius Brutus, Titinius
Meriel Scholfield
– Calpurnia
Vanessa Schofield
– Cinna the Conspirator
Christopher Staines
– Cassius
Bianca Stephens
– Portia
James Weaver
– Casca
Christopher Wright
– Julius Caesar

With thanks to the Community Chorus.

Warnings
Please be aware that this production contains strobe lighting, simulated strong bloody violence, use of decommissioned firearms and atmospheric sound including gunfire.

This production will be held in both Storyhouse and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre; choose between the scenic landscape of Grosvenor Park or Chester’s stunning new theatre and arts centre. Prices vary with demand, so book early for the best seats at the lowest price.

Post-Show Discussion: a Q&A with some of the cast & director will follow the performance on Wednesday 28 June, 7.30pm

Accessible Performances:
– Captioned Performance – Thursday 23 July, 7.30pm
– Audio Described Performance – Friday 28 July, 7.30pm

Kindly supported by the Megan Gwynne-Jones Charitable Trust

 

Duration

Approx 180 mins

Upcoming events

Sunday 23 July 7.30pm Storyhouse Book now
Friday 28 July 7.30pm Storyhouse Book now
Sunday 30 July 7.30pm Storyhouse Book now
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Wednesday 9 August 7.30pm Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Book now
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Saturday 12 August 7.30pm Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Book now
Wednesday 16 August 7.30pm Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Book now
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Sunday 20 August 4.30pm Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Book now
Thursday 24 August 7.30pm Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Book now
Saturday 26 August 7.30pm Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Book now
Sunday 27 August 12pm Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Book now

Reviews

pitch-perfect
a superb piece of theatre
handled with clarity

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