'One of the most important theatrical events of the past 20 years'OBSERVER
'Art to Enchant'GUARDIAN
'A striking cinematic experience'The Stage
'Urgent, diverse and relevant ... It’s exhilarating to be shown a Shakespeare which is tangibly alive on screen'Screen Daily
JULIUS CAESAR IN CINEMAS
Described by The Observer as 'One of the most important theatrical events of the last twenty years', the Donmar Warehouse presents the first part of Phyllida Lloyd's Shakespeare Trilogy in cinemas.
Julius Caesar depicts the catastrophic consequences of a political leader's extension of his powers beyond the remit of the constitution. As Brutus (Harriet Walter) wrestles with his moral conscience over the assassination of Julius Caesar (Jackie Clune), Mark Antony (Jade Anouka) manipulates the crowd through his subtle and incendiary rhetoric to frenzied mob violence.
Phyllida Lloyd takes her tense, arresting production of Shakespeare’s famous discourse on power, loyalty, and tragic idealism into a gripping version for screen.
It will be screened at selected cinemas across the UK from 12 July. See below for full cinema listings and to book tickets.
Aged 25 or under? Get tickets for just £5 at selected venues.
'Lloyd's account of Julius Caesar seethes with menace, and here the prison setting makes perfect sense'
***** EVENING STANDARD
'A striking cinematic experience'
Julius Caesar was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
All three plays in the Shakespeare Trilogy were filmed with support from The Space. The remaining plays in the Trilogy, will be available to watch later in the year. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when they are available.
Running time: 2 hours
Pricing: Visit each cinema's website for prices and availibility
See listings for details
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More information about the continuation of the Shakespeare Trilogy schools' programme will be released soon.
To book, follow the links below:
Aldeburgh Cinema 17 August
Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast 17 August
Aged 25 or under? See Julius Caesar in participating Picturehouse cinemas for £5. Find out more.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, Julius Caesar was filmed live with support from digital commissioning body The Space and is distributed by Trafalgar Releasing.
This production was inspired by a shared creative process between prisoners, actors and the production team in association with the theatre company Clean Break and the York St John University Prison Partnership Project.
We thank all of the women who have shared their time and experiences with us.
Julius Caesar is a Donmar Warehouse and Illuminations production.