The RSC will be putting on a major new production of "Julius Caesar" as part of the World Shakespeare Festival, where Shakespeare's great political thriller will be shifted from Ancient Rome to modern Africa.
The cast includes Ray Fearon as Mark Antony, Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Jeffery Kissoon as Caesar and Cyril Nri as Cassius.
The Noel Coward Theatre is a Grade II listed building near Leicester Square. The theatre seats around 870 people on four different levels, and takes its name from the great English actor, composer and playwright.
If you like this, here are some more of William Shakespeare’s plays…
Tempest at Globe Theatre – 23rd April to 18th August 2013 “The Tempest” is Shakespeare’s last great masterpiece, and tells the story of Prospero lying marooned on a remote island, usurped and exiled by his own brother. The sorceror uses his magical powers to conjure up a storm and wreck his enemies, but it also awakens his daughter Miranda… whose first experience of love complicates his plot.
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Globe Theatre – 24th May to 12th October 2013 The plot for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” revolves around two sets of couples whose complicated love affairs are complicated still further by the arrival of the King and Queen of the Fairies. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius — but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia… When the lovers take refuge in the woods they wander into the midst of a kingly dispute.
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