Donmar Warehouse and St. Ann’s Warehouse present
By William Shakespeare
| Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
All-Female Cast Includes Harriet Walter and Frances Barber
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EXTENDED! NOW THRU NOV 9 ONLY
Tickets start at $60*
Limited rush seats available at the door. Rush Info>>
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes. No intermission.
– Time Out New York, The Huffington Post, New York Post, The Times [London], The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, The Sunday Times, Evening Standard
“Gripping and illuminating. This Julius Caesar generates a higher testosterone level than any I have seen.”
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“Blisteringly tense and crystalline. This may be the most thrilling, lucid and authentic Julius Caesar for years to come.”
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“The best Julius Caesar I've ever seen and certainly one of the top shows of the year."
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★★★★★"One of the most ferocious, immediate performances of Julius Caesar I’ve ever seen."
– Bloomberg Businessweek
In the hard, grim surroundings of a women’s prison, the all-female actors in Phyllida Lloyd’s bold production of Julius Caesar play inmates and guards performing an explosive, arresting production of Shakespeare’s most famous discourse on power, loyalty, and tragic idealism. While all-male productions of Shakespeare’s plays restaged in contemporary settings are common, in the hands of this cast, led by Harriet Walter as Brutus, Frances Barber as Caesar, Jenny Jules as Cassius, and Cush Jumbo as Mark Antony, Shakespeare’s themes are glaringly and touchingly heightened by the backdrop of female incarceration, a live thrash metal band, and the emotional nuances inherent to women playing men at their most vulnerable.
Please Note: This production is not recommended for children under the age of 14. For more information about this production or its content, please contact email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 9 | Opening Night Party
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OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
Shakespeare Society / Voices On Talkback with Phyllida Lloyd & Gail Paster
TUES OCT 8 | Post-show
Following the 8pm performance, award-winning stage and film director Phyllida Lloyd joins Shakespeare Society Artistic Director Michael Sexton and Gail Paster, former director of The Folger Shakespeare Library, to discuss the play and her inspiration for setting the Roman drama in a women's prison.
All ticket-holders encouraged to attend. If you do not have tickets for 10/8 but would like to attend, please contact Marilynn at 718.834.8794 x 17 or MARILYNN@STANNSWAREHOUSE.ORG.
Dame Harriet Walter and Phyllida Lloyd in Conversation at the Drama Book Shop
MON OCT 28 at 6:30PM | 250 West 40th Street, NY, NY
Dame Harriet Walter will share her new book, Facing It, Reflections on Images of Older Women, and she will be joined by director Phyllida Lloyd to discuss the development of their bold production of Julius Caesar.
Update: This event is sold out.
Cast & Creative Team
Trebonius | Vivienne Acheampong
Calpurnia/Metellus Cimber/Pindarus | Jade Anouka
Caesar | Frances Barber
Casca | Susan Brown
Cinna the Poet | Helen Cripps
Cinna | Meline Danielewicz
Portia/Octavius Caesar | Clare Dunne
Cassius | Jenny Jules
Mark Antony | Cush Jumbo
Dardanius | Irene Ketikidi
Soothsayer | Carrie Rock
Brutus | Harriet Walter
Lepidus/Clitus | Danielle Ward
Lucius | Susan Wokoma
Director | Phyllida Lloyd
Designer | Bunny Christie
Lighting Designer | Neil Austin
Sound Designer | Tom Gibbons
Composer | Gary Yershon
Movement Director | Ann Yee
Fight Director | Kate Waters
Casting Director | Anne McNulty, CDG
This production of Julius Caesar was first performed at the Donmar Warehouse, Nov. 2012 - Feb, 2013.
The original London production was supported by the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts.
Photo of Harriet Walter by Helen Maybanks
*Prices subject to change at any time. Tickets start at $55 for Members and $60 for the General Public.