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National Theatre Live presents 'Julius Caesar' at Palace Cineplex

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM
David Calder stars in the titular role of the National Theatre Live: ‘Julius Caesar’.

'Furiously exciting', 'A pulse-quickening political tragedy', 'Visceral and politically urgent'. Critics are raving about Nicholas Hytner's timely revival of William Shakespeare's Julius Cesar.

A struggle between the conflicting demands of friendship and patriotism unfolds in the National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar. In this political tragedy, Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner's production will thrust the 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. Captured live for cinema screens from The Bridge Theatre, London; Julius Caesar plays this Sunday, August 5, 11:30 a.m. at Palace Cineplex. This production stars Ben Whishaw (Brutus), Michelle Fairley (Cassius), David Calder (Caesar) and David Morrissey (Mark Antony).