The latest production of Julius Caesar arrives at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
Having spent a long time at war, Caesar returns home to Rome. Things are not as they were before he left. His experiences abroad have turned him into a virtual dictator, causing tension with both the people and those close to him. When Brutus and his republican friends decide that action must be taken against him, curbing Caesar’s power seems to be the only option.
In Rome, this can mean only one thing – an assassination. Once Caesar is disposed of, the conspirators are then faced with a new problem – a power bloc led by Marc Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius.
This production uses Renaissance costumes and staging, bringing vividly to life Shakespeare’s powerful drama of political plotting and the emotional currents that flow between men in power.