Shakespeare Trilogy on the BBC

Julius Caesar, Sunday 17 June on BBC FOUR

The entire Trilogy – Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest – available on iPlayer following the broadcast.

Find out more about the making of the Trilogy here.

The Donmar’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, directed by Phyllida Lloyd will be made available across the UK from Sunday 17 June as part of the BBC’s Hear Her season. Beginning with the broadcast of the first in the Trilogy, Julius Caesar, on BBC FOUR, the entire Trilogy will then be available on iPlayer for six months. All three productions will also be available to watch in secondary schools across the UK via the National Theatre’s On Demand in Schools platform.

Described by Susannah Clapp (Observer) ‘As one of the most important theatrical events of the past 20 years’, the Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy began in 2012 with an all-female production of Julius Caesar led by Dame Harriet Walter. Set in a women’s prison, the production asked the question, “Who owns Shakespeare?” Two further productions followed: Henry IV in 2014 and The Tempest in 2016, all featuring a diverse company of women. The Trilogy enthralled audiences in London and New York and was shared with women and girls in prisons and schools across the UK. The film versions were shot live in a specially built temporary theatre in King’s Cross in 2016, and now offer screen audiences a unique access to these ground-breaking productions.

Julius Caesar’s depiction of the catastrophic consequences of a political leader’s extension of his powers beyond the remit of the constitution could not be more timely.
You can watch Julius Caesar via the BBC, or via the National Theatre’s On Demand in Schools platform.

In Henry IV, Shakespeare’s monumental history play travels to the heart of family, duty and country as it asks “What makes a king? What makes a father?”
You can watch Henry IV via the BBC, or via the National Theatre’s On Demand in Schools platform.

The Tempest, the final instalment in the Trilogy, sees Harriet Walter takes on the role of Prospero, in Shakespeare’s evocation of the eternal struggle for liberation, morality and justice.
You can watch The Tempest via the BBC, or via the National Theatre’s On Demand in Schools platform.

 

 

 

CAST

Mark Antony/Hotspur/Ariel JADE ANOUKA
Lucius/Gadshill, Lady Percy/Ferdinand SHEILA ATIM
Julius Caesar/Westmoreland, Glendower/Stefano JACKIE CLUNE
Cinna the Poet/Mortimer/Sebastian SHILOH COKE
Casca/Bardolph, Vernon/Trinculo KAREN DUNBAR
Portia, Octavius Caesar/Prince Hal CLARE DUNNE
Soothsayer/Poins, The Douglas/Miranda LEAH HARVEY
Calpurnia, Metellus Cimber/Hostess, Messenger/Gonzalo ZAINAB HASAN
Trebonius/Sir Walter Blunt, Sheriff/Prison Officer JENNIFER JOSEPH
Cassius/Worcester, Peto/Alonso MARTINA LAIRD
Falstaff/Caliban SOPHIE STANTON
Dog, Cinna/Northumberland/Antonio CAROLINA VALDÉS
Brutus/Henry IV/Prospero HARRIET WALTER

Guards SARAH-JANE DENT, RHIANNON HARPER-RAFFERTY, LIV SPENCER

 

 

CREATIVE TEAMS

Julius Caesar

Director PHYLLIDA LLOYD
Designer BUNNY CHRISTIE
Lighting Designer JAMES FARNCOMBE
Sound Designer TOM GIBBONS
Movement Director ANN YEE
Fight Director KATE WATERS
Video Designer DUNCAN McLEAN
Assistant Director OLA INCE
Casting Directors VICKY RICHARDSON and ALASTAIR COOMER CDG
Original Lighting Designer at the Donmar NEIL AUSTIN
Composer GARY YERSHON
Musical Director SHILOH COKE
Creative Associate HARRIET WALTER

Henry IV

Director PHYLLIDA LLOYD
Designer BUNNY CHRISTIE with ELLEN NABARRO
Costume Designer DEBORAH ANDREWS
Lighting Designer JAMES FARNCOMBE
Sound Designer TOM GIBBONS
Movement Director ANN YEE
Fight Director KATE WATERS
Assistant Director STEF O’DRISCOLL
Casting Directors VICKY RICHARDSON and ALASTAIR COOMER CDG
Original Lighting Designer at the Donmar NEIL AUSTIN
Musical Director SHILOH COKE
Creative Associate HARRIET WALTER

The Tempest

Director PHYLLIDA LLOYD
Designer CHLOE LAMFORD
Theatre Environment Designer BUNNY CHRISTIE
Lighting Designer JAMES FARNCOMBE
Sound Designer PETE MALKIN
Composer JOAN ARMATRADING
Movement Director ANN YEE
Video Designer DUNCAN McLEAN
Assistant Director OLA INCE
Casting Directors VICKY RICHARDSON and ALASTAIR COOMER CDG
Musical Director SHILOH COKE
Creative Associate HARRIET WALTER

FILM

Director PHYLLIDA LLOYD
Live Camera Director RHODRI HUW
Consultant Editor JUSTINE WRIGHT
Editors  RUSS CLAPHAM, JO-ANNE DIXON, DYL GOCH 
Producer KATE PAKENHAM
Producer JOHN WYVER

A Donmar Warehouse / Illuminations production, supported by The Space.

Enquiries

If you have any queries regarding educational or screening opportunities around the Shakespeare Trilogy, please contact marketing@donmarwarehouse.com