Nicholas Hytner’s production of Julius Caesar has opened at the Bridge Theatre in London and the first production images have been revealed.
Julius Caesar is the London Theatre Company’s second production at the Bridge Theatre, where it will run until 15th April.
The leading cast members comprise David Calder (Caesar), Michelle Fairley (Cassius), David Morrissey (Mark Antony) and Ben Whishaw (Brutus).
Designs are by Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, music by Nick Powell, lighting by Bruno Poet and sound by Paul Arditti.
Julius Caesar: synopsis
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.
Hytner’s production is in promenade, putting 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.
With seating wrapped around the action, there will also be several hundred immersive standing tickets available in advance for each performance.
Pictured: David Morrissey as Mark Anthony. (Photo credit: Manuel Harlan).
Pictured: Ben Whishaw as Brutus. (Photo credit: Manuel Harlan).
Pictured: David Calder as Caesar. (Photo credit: Manuel Harlan).
Pictured: L-R: Rosie Ede as Marallus and Sid Sagal as Flavius. (Photo credit: Manuel Harlan).
Groups of ten or more should call 0843-208 1847 to reserve a group booking.
For further information visit www.bridgetheatre.co.uk.
Lead image: David Morrissey (Mark Anthony) and Ben Whishaw (Brutus). (Photo credit: Manuel Harlan).