Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare’s classic Roman tragedy of politics, honour and betrayal, is revived in a modern political setting in a new production in Brighton by The Barefoot Players.
Prime Minister Julius Caesar is at the height of his career until a conspiracy is hatched by his cabinet to remove him from power.
“An intense dramatisation of the psychological struggle between the conflicting demands of patriotism and friendship, it is especially fitting for 2012, in which national events such as the Jubilee and the Olympics promote anxieties about leadership, economy and the future of the country,” says artistic director Eleanor Conlon.
The Barefoot Players are a Sussex-based company. Their projects include vibrant renditions of classic plays, new writing and devised theatre, all brought to life with music, flamboyant costumes and our trademark energetic physicality, Eleanor added.
The company has recently taken part in the 2012 Brighton Fringe Festival, with a well-reviewed production of Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist; and previously in 2011 with a sell-out production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. They are also regulars at the Lindfield Arts Festival.
Julius Caesar will be at The Nightingale Theatre, 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton, from September 5-8 at 7.30pm. Previous work at The Nightingale includes Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Julius Caesar is directed by Morgan Rise for The Barefoot Players; more information on www.barefootplayers.co.uk.