Presented by the Pop-up Globe Pembroke’s Company.
“Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!”
The world’s greatest empire is compromised when a faction of the senators of Rome can no longer tolerate the excesses of their wildly popular but wildly unpredictable leader.
Caesar is loved by the people, but Brutus and Cassius fear his domineering personality and politics will culminate in him seizing absolute power – but far from freeing Rome from a tyrant, their plot to assassinate Caesar will plunge the country into a civil war so dark that no one can tell the difference between freedom fighter and terrorist, patriot and traitor, or even friend and enemy.
Based on true events in Roman history, the political turmoil of Julius Caesar has remained chillingly topical from its first performance in 1599 right up until the present day.
A powerful example of gender exploration and role reversal, the Pembroke’s company is a blend of men playing women and, flipping tradition on its head, women playing men, working with top theatre experts worldwide to transport you 400 years into the past for the extraordinary experience of seeing Shakespeare’s plays performed in the space for which they were written.
Please note that Julius Caesar contains graphic violence and is not recommended for young children.