William Shakespeare’s classic political thriller “Julius Caesar” makes its way back to the West End in 2012, but with a twist. Rather than taking London theatre audiences to ancient Rome this Royal Shakespeare Company production heads to modern Africa with a cast that includes Adjoa Andoh, Ray Fearon, Paterson Joseph, Jeffery Kissoon and Joseph Mydell, plus a director in Gregory Doran. Alongside the Indian version of “Much Ado About Nothing”, that also hits the Noel Coward Theatre in September, it will offer a new angle on the work of the country’s most renowned playwright.
In Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” the focus is on the title character – the well known political leader – and at the beginning of the play he has his sights sets on dictatorship, despite the warning that he must ‘beware the Ides of March’. This is a prophecy that is doomed to come true as he is assassinated by the conspirators of Marcus Brutus and Cassius, with Mark Antony providing one of the most famous funeral orations in literature. What follows on from this is the horror of civil war.
Adjoa Andoh is an actor who has appeared in various shows in the capital, in addition to television and film roles. Her London theatre credits include “In the Red and Brown Water” at The Young Vic, “The Vagina Monologues” at the Criterion Theatre and “The Revenger’s Tragedy” at the National Theatre, among others. Meanwhile, she is known to television and film audiences for roles in the likes of “Doctor Who”, “Casualty”, “The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency” and the Clint Eastwood movie “Invictus”.
Whilst “Much Ado About Nothing” runs at the venue from September, “Julius Caesar” is at the Noel Coward Theatre from Wednesday 15th August 2012 (previews from Wednesday 8th August 2012) to Saturday 15th September 2012.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 8th August 2012|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 15th September 2012|
|Matinees:||Thursday and Saturday 2pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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