'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.
'Lloyd's account of Julius Caesar seethes with menace, and here the prison setting makes perfect sense'
***** EVENING STANDARD
Julius Caesar has been selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival and will be screened at Cineworld Edinburgh on 25 June.
It will be screened at selected cinemas across the UK from 12 July. See below for full cinema listings and to book tickets.
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
See individual events
More information about the continuation of the Shakespeare Trilogy schools' programme will be released soon.
All screenings Wednesday 12 July unless otherwise stated. Certain venues will also host a live Q&A and more information can be found on each cinema's website.
To book, follow the links below:
ArtHouse Crouch End
Curzon HMV Wimbledon
Crouch End Picturehouse
Everyman, Belsize Park
Trinity, Tunbridge Wells 1 August
Broadway Cinema, Letchworth
Regal Picturehouse, Henley-on-Thames
Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford
Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton
Everyman, Gerards Cross
The Picture House, Uckfield
Dukes at Komedia
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 16 July
Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast, 17 August
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.