Julius Caesar

20 January - 15 April 2018 Choose Dates & Book

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. 

Nicholas Hytner’s production will be in promenade, thrusting its audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, leaders of the coup, David Calder plays Caesar and David Morrissey is Mark Antony, who brings Rome back under control after the conspirators’ defeat.

With seating wrapped around the action, there will also be 250 promenading tickets at £25 available in advance for each performance. The production designer is Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Bruno Poet and music by Nick Powell.

Julius Caesar will be broadcast by National Theatre Live on 22 March 2018.

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Ticket Prices
£65, £50, £35, £25, £15
Reduced prices for previews and midweek matinees
Premium tickets available
Performance Schedule
Tuesday to Saturday 7.45pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm & Sunday 3pm
2 hours (no interval)
Additional Information
Performances will contain flashing lights and gun shots


David Calder
Julius Caesar
David Calder
Michelle Fairley
Michelle Fairley
David Morrissey
Mark Anthony
David Morrissey
Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw

Creative Team

William Shakespeare
Nicholas Hytner
Production Design
Bunny Christie
Costume Design
Christina Cunningham
Lighting Design
Bruno Poet
Sound Design
Paul Arditti
Nick Powell
Fight Director
Kate Waters