For Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre, Hytner has taken out the stalls seats of the new Bridge Theatre and created a promenade performance which begins, like a Trump rally, with a warm-up. It’s one of the best pre-shows I’ve ever seen.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s King Lear, starring Ian McKellen, will receive a West End transfer, running at the Duke of York’s Theatre for 100 performances only from 11 July to 3 November 2018.
So would I go to more Shakespeare after this experience seeing Julius Caesar,? Yes, I would. More importantly, could I see myself as a regular visitor to the Bridge Theatre? That has to be an emphatic yes.
This production of Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre captures the audience’s attention (no matter where you sit or stand) to such great effect that the (just over) two hours passes quickly and powerfully. Well worth a visit.
Caroline Byrne directs this new production of All’s Well That Ends Well – Shakespeare’s tale of rebellion and determination – at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, running until 3 March 2018. Here’s what critics thought…
It’s that time of year again: the annual VAULT Festival is upon us, and looks set to be bigger and better than ever. There’s a lot to love about what goes on at this event, with an incredible range of theatre, comedy, music and refreshments on offer every day for eight weeks.