RSC RETURN TO NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL WITH JULIUS CAESAR
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is to return to Newcastle Theatre Royal with a visceral new production of Julius Caesar (Tue 9 – Sat 13 May 2023).
Julius Caesar. A divisive leader who holds awesome power. Concerned that Caesar seems dangerous, revolutionaries take the violent decision to murder him. They have no plan for what comes next. As the world spins out of control, chaos, horror and superstition rush in the fill the void. Civil war erupts and a new leader must rise: but at what cost?
Shakespeare’s political thriller exposes the ambiguity in trying to shift power. As we rage against the crises surrounding us, how far will we each go for our political principles?
The Stage Debut award-winner (2019) and UK Theatre award-nominated Director Atri Banerjee will make his RSC debut with Julius Caesar. Recently named in The Stage 25list of theatre-makers to look out for in 2022 and beyond, his 2019 production of Hobson’s Choice at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, won him The Stage Debut Award for Best Director and earned him a nomination for the UK Theatre Award for Best Director.
The production will also feature a Community Leaders Chorus made up of six women from each location on the UK tour. The chorus will be recruited from their local communities, with a particular focus on female ‘Community Leaders’ such as teachers, support workers, campaigners, church leaders, volunteers and other women of influence. The participants will work closely with professional RSC practitioners to develop their own leadership and other transferable skills and to explore in greater depth the nature of what makes a good leader today.
Julius Caesar plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tue 9 – Sat 13 May 2023. Tickets are priced from £15.00 and can be purchased at www.theatreroyal.co.uk or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.