How Did London Critics Review Julius Caesar With Ben Whishaw as Brutus?

The Verdict   How Did London Critics Review Julius Caesar With Ben Whishaw as Brutus?
 
The Bridge Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar, directed by Nicholas Hytner, opened January 30.
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Ben Whishaw Manuel Harlan

Nicholas Hytner’s new production of Shakespeare’s political thriller Julius Caesar, which stars Ben Whishaw (BBC’s The Hollow Crown, The Danish Girl, The Crucible on Broadway) as Brutus and David Calder as Caesar, officially opened in London January 30.

Read: FIRST LOOK AT BEN WHISHAW IN THE BRIDGE THEATRE’S JULIUS CAESAR

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David Calder Manuel Harlan


Julius Caesar also stars Michelle Fairley as Cassius and David Morrissey as Mark Antony. The production will be broadcast on National Theatre Live in March.

Read reviews below:

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The Independent (Paul Taylor)

The Stage (Natasha Tripney)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Anne Treneman)

Hytner gives theatregoers the option to view his modern-dress, in-the-round production from a seated vantage point overlooking the action, or to purchase a “mob” ticket and stand on the ground level with the actors as Caesar’s assassination plays out.

The limited run is scheduled through April 15. The production designer is Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, music by Nick Powell, lighting by Bruno Poet, and sound by Paul Arditti.

The Bridge Theatre, a new theatrical venture from former National Theatre Artistic Director Hytner and his former Executive Director Nick Starr, opened its doors in October.

Read: THE WINTER 2018 LONDON THEATRE PREVIEW

For more information visit bridgetheatre.co.uk.

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