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Julius Caesar

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A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

When Caesar returns to Rome a virtual dictator, Brutus and the pro-democracy senators foresee the demise of the Republic in the powerful hands of this celebrated general. As fear spreads and conspiracy is sown, Caesar's days are numbered.

Brutus wrestles with his conscience but, as measured argument gives way to murder, he and the conspirators must reckon with a new power led by Mark Antony and Caesar's neice, Octavia. As the mob burns Rome, and armies clash by night, the future of the Republic hangs by a thread. Can democracy survive?

Building on the brilliant success of King Lear in 2016, Julius Caesar will bring together theatre legends Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) and Lynn Farleigh (Pride and Prejudice) with the stars of tomorrow from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for a contemporary production of Shakespeare's most famous political drama.

A unity of excellence"


Julius Caesar

9 June-1 July
7pm, 1.30pm
(Sat mats)
£33.50-£7.50 (plus booking fee)

Running Time 2 hours 30 mins including 20min interval
Contains scene of rioting and war, violence, fake blood, replica weapons, torch light, lasers, loud noises, gunfire, flashing lights and smoke.

Press Performance Wed 14 June, 7pm

Creative Team
William Shakespeare
Simon Dormandy
Set Designer
Sarah Mercade
Costume Designer Eleanor Bull
Lighting Designer Paul Pyant
Sound Designer Jessica Edkins
Fight Director Jonathan Waller
Assistant Directors Charlotte Marigot & Jessica McVay

Afolabi Alli, Freddie Bowerman, Lynn Farleigh, Julian Glover, Rosie Gray, John Hartoch, Eleanor House, Chris Jenks, Alice Kerrigan, Sarah Livingstone, Rosy McEwen, Rudolphe Mdlongwa, Ross O'Donnellan, Edward Stone and Harley Viveash.

Photography Rory Lewis
Image Richard Brett

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Ticket Offers

Groups of 10+
Groups of 10+ £4 off all tickets (excl Fri & Sat eve)
Groups of 20+ As above, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eve)
Groups of 50+ £7 off all tickets, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Fri & Sat eve)

Schools of 10+
£12.50 Upper Circle / £7.50 Gallery tickets available (excl Fri & Sat eve)

Access performances
Signed performance Sat 24 June, 1.30pm
Audio described performance Sat 1 July, 1.30pm with touch tour 11.30am

Friends of Bristol Old Vic
25% off full price tickets
Limited to 4 tickets per Friend

In summer 2016 we began redevelopment works to transform our front of house King Street entrance into a welcoming, vibrant space that everyone will be able to enjoy. During this time, it will be business as usual in the Theatre with our brilliant programme on offer, however there are a few changes to how we'll be operating.

Theatre Entrance

You are now invited to enter the Theatre through our Stage Door, walking in the footsteps of theatre legends such as Peter O'Toole, Daniel Day Lewis and Miranda Richardson.

Our new Theatre entrance can be accessed via Rackhay (BS1 4HJ) off Queen Charlotte Street, around the corner from King Street.

Click here for more information and updates on our Theatre entrance.

Ticket Collection

On performance days, tickets can be collected from Box Office situated in our Backstage Bar opening 90 mins prior to each performance.

For more information on accessibility, ticket collection, our Backstage Bar, arrival and drop-off at our Theatre plus updates on our redevelopment, click here.

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