Julius Caesar

London’s latest theatre addition, the Bridge Theatre, has revealed the line-up for its opening this October, which will include Julius Caesar and Young Marx.

The new theatre, located on the Thames river by Tower Bridge and City Hall, will open on 26th October with a new comedy called Young Marx by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, with Rory Kinnear in the title role.

This will be followed in January by Julius Caesar, staged in promenade by Nicholas Hytner, with Ben Whishaw as Brutus. Then in April will come a new play, Nightfall, by rising playwright and novelist Barney Norris, directed by Laurie Sansom.

Tickets for these three productions are on sale now. Group bookings are available but no group discounts have been made available as of yet.

Summer 2018

From next summer, productions will include a new play by Lucinda Coxon based on the novel Alys, Always by Harriet Lane; a new play by Nina Raine about JS Bach, played by Simon Russell Beale; and flatpack, a play by John Hodge.

There will also be runs of The Black Cloud, a play by Sam Holcroft from the novel by Fred Hoyle; and Carmen Havana, a version of Bizet’s opera by Lucy Prebble with choreography by Miguel Altunaga and directed by Nicholas Hytner.

More about the Bridge Theatre

The new theatre has been commissioned by the London Theatre Company, which was founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr on leaving the National Theatre after 12 years.

Its aim is said to focus on the commissioning and production of new shows, as well as staging the occasional classic.

Groups will be able to choose from four or five new productions year-round, playing Tuesday to Sunday, plus a Monday night programme which will include intimate gigs, the live recording of a new podcast series and conversations on food, fashion, politics and science.

For further information, and for ticket sales, visit www.bridgetheatre.co.uk.