★★★★ "Michelle Fairley gives a rivetingly intelligent performance." – Sunday Times
★★★★ "Visceral and politically urgent." – Guardian
★★★★ "David Morrissey is electrifying as Mark Antony." – Daily Telegraph
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Filmed at The Bridge Theatre, London, Shakespeare's political thriller about the assassination of a charismatic leader comes to the Esplanade screen.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
Nicholas Hytner's production thrusts the audience into the street party that greets Caesar's return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.