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Bell Shakespeare Presents: Julius Caesar - a Masterpiece of Intrigue and Treachery showing at The Joan
Coming to The Joan on 5 and 6 October - Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans, will direct a production that’s seething with rage, leaving audiences breathless at how quickly violence reveals the fragility of democracy.
Set in ancient Rome, the play examines the climate of society at the time - emerging from war with the sons of Pompey and on the brink of ‘modernity’. Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s most overt exploration of politics and power – and is particularly relevant in today’s treacherous times. Shakespeare explores what happens when fear infects a society and deals with issues that are urgently contemporary, inviting audiences to draw comparisons between themselves and their society.
Starring Kenneth Ransom (Gods of Egypt, Belvoir’s Prize Fighter) as Caesar, this production will open up opportunities for audiences to experience the tension between aspiration and ambition, the triumphal entrances and brutal exits, as it is all laid on the line for Rome.
Stand witness to the assassination that leads to a life and death struggle for power in the Republic. Citizens’ mutiny, Mark Antony schemes, and the fate of Rome hangs in the balance…
Produced by Bell Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare
Director James Evans
Set & Costume Designer Anna Tregloan
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer & Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Movement & Fight Director Scott Witt
Voice Coach Jess Chambers
Assistant Director Nasim Khosra
Julius Caesar Kenneth Ransom
Metellus / Cinna the Poet Jemwel Danao
Brutus Ivan Donato
Casca / Messala Ghenoa Gela
Trebonius / Soothsayer / Pindarus Neveen Hanna
Calphurnia / Octavius Emily Havea
Portia Maryanne Fonceca
Cassius Nick Simpson-Deeks
Decius Cinna / Lucilius Russell Smith
Mark Antony Sara Zwangobani
Bell Shakespeare presents
A masterpiece of intrigue and treachery
Dates and Times:
- Friday 5 October 7.30pm
- Saturday 6 October 2.00pm & 7.30pm
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street Penrith
- Standard $65
- Concession $60
- Under 30s $30
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