Julius Caesar. A divisive leader who holds awesome power.
Concerned that Caesar poses a threat to democracy, revolutionaries take the violent decision to murder him. They have no plan for what comes next. As the world spins out of control, chaos, horror and superstition rush in to fill the void. Civil war erupts and a new leader must rise: but at what cost?
The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to The Lowry with a fast-paced political thriller, directed by Atri Banerjee. Atri was listed in The Stage 25 as one to watch in 2022 and previously won Best Director at The Stage Debut Awards in 2019. His fresh interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless story forces us all to consider how far we would go for our political principles.
DIRECTOR Atri Banerjee
SET DESIGNER Rosanna Vize
COSTUME DESIGNERS Rosanna Vize and Tomàs Palmer
LIGHTING Lee Curran
MUSIC Jasmin Kent Rodgman
SOUND Claire Windsor
MOVEMENT Jennifer Jackson
FIGHTS Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown
This performance includes changes in sound throughout. For more information on where in the performance to expect louder and quieter moments, Download the ‘Sonic Story’
“Thalissa Teixeira…is magnificent.”
Midlands What’s On
“Bold and playful.”
“Engaging, accessible and draws out the play’s startling resonance.”