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About Julius Caesar
A fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy, Julius Caesar is also a story about two men united by an explosive act of political violence. With echoes of the recent overthrow of dictators during the ‘Arab Spring’, the production explores the implications of political assassination and the unpredictability of its aftermath.
Set in modern day Africa, the RSC’s new production of Julius Caesar features a distinguished cast including Ray Fearon as Mark Antony; Paterson Joseph as Brutus; Jeffery Kissoon as Caesar and Cyril Nri as Cassius. The production is directed by RSC Artistic Director Designate Gregory Doran whose recent productions for the RSC include Cardenio, Written on the Heart and Hamlet with David Tennant. Julius Caesar was broadcast on BBC Four as part of the BBC's Shakespeare Unlocked season.
‘Paterson Joseph’s Brutus is quite magnificent. His heart-rending performance gives him true tragic grandeur and makes the play a moving as well as compelling thriller’
‘As Mark Antony, Ray Fearon ripples with eloquence’
‘Paterson Joseph shows Brutus to be a man of quixotic temper swathed in self-regard. Cyril Nri’s admirable, white-suited Cassius, is clearly the brains behind the conspiracy. Ray Fearon’s Mark Antony has a wonderfully dangerous charisma. A superb Caesar from Jeffery Kissoon’
‘Gregory Doran has assembled a crack cast of many of Britain’s leading black actors to appear in his gripping staging set in modern Africa’ ‘Ray Fearon is a superbly charismatic Mark Antony’
‘GREAT PACE, PANACHE AND ORIGINALITY’