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Julius Caesar – The Bridge Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty “Do This!” Scream signs and posters around the set that encourage and hector the viewer to simultaneously take action themselves, and also rely on Caesar for provision – “When Caesar says, “do this,” it is performed” As the rock band (formed of actors from the play, and very decent) at the ...

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Julius Caesar – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Claire Hayes With controversy over Trump-as-Caesar raging in New York, the latest collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and its theatre school seems set on a similar theme. As an examination of a society in the process of destroying itself, their contemporary production of Julius Caesar feels at least as relevant to the political ...

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Julius Caesar – The Crucible, Sheffield

Image by Johan Persson

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Robert Hastie Reviewer: Janet Jepson Even for those who were unaware of the fate that befalls Julius Caesar, this production of Shakespeare’s well-known political drama was from the outset not going to be a jolly little jaunt. As the guy in the dark suit stood in front of the large polished table and opened a sombre ...

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The Complete Deaths – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor and Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Jess Rowe Ill-fitting the 400th anniversary of the decease of England’s greatest playwright; SpyMonkey, renowned for their physical comedy, have devised their own absurd creation inspired by the Bard’s famous narratives. Bringing together the ‘complete’ number (75) of onstage deaths, so no Lady Macbeth I’m afraid, deaths range from the bloodbath ...

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The Complete Deaths – Liverpool Playhouse

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor and Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Matt Forrest When the body of Richard III was unexpectedly found beneath a car park in Leicester back in 2013, it shocked the world;however, more shocking would be that, according to William Shakespeare, he died to the accompaniment of some hardcore techno music while looking for a horse wearing a gas ...

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BRIGHTON ROCKS: Our Brighton Fringe Picks – 6-8 May 2016

Months of planning, countless lists, thousands of flyers and Brighton Fringe 2016 is about to get underway. Each week during the Fringe we’ll be picking our ‘Top Five’ recommendations to see that week. From the mainstream to the bizarre, we’ll be encouraging you to try new shows as well as revisiting old favourites. Here, we select five shows you should ...

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Brighton Bites: Witness Theatre – Julius Caesar

Witness Theatre's Fetish Julius Caesar at Brighton Fringe

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival this year. Today it is the turn of Witness Theatre, who tell us about their version ofJulius Caesar, performing at The Warren, Brighton.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? Shakespeare for adults – a seductive tango with ...

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Julius Caesar – Smock Alley, Dublin

Director: Robbie O’Raw Writer: William Shakespeare Reviewer: Liam Harrison “Death, a necessary end, will come when it will come” Robbie O’Raw and Tartarus have relocated the power struggles and deceptions of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to gangland Dublin. Barry Kelleghan’s authoritative Caesar casts a domineering figure, looming over the set of a moody nightclub, while the scenes are punctuated by the ...

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