Royal Shakespeare Company's Julius Caesar comes to London's West End for the World Shakespeare Festival
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, directed by Gregory Doran
Following its acclaimed premiere last month in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon, Gregory Doran’s Pan African production of Julius Caesar transfers to the Noël Coward Theatre in London for five weeks from 8 August before embarking on a national UK tour. A televised version was broadcast on BBC4 in June as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Unlocked season for London 2012.
The cast is headed by Jeffery Kissoon as Julius Caesar, Paterson Joseph as Brutus and Cyril Nri as Cassius; with Ray Fearon as Mark Antony and Adjoa Andoh as Portia
Paterson Joseph (Brutus) – with blood on hands and dagger and Cyril Nri (Caius Cassius) and Theo Ogundipe (A Soothsayer) plus company [image by Kwame Lestrade]
The cast also includes:
Segun Akingbola (Trebonius), Mark Ebulue (Artemidorus), Ricky Fearon (Cicero/Lucilius), Andrew French (Decius Brutus), Marcus Griffiths (Marullus/Pindarus), Ivanno Jeremiah (Octavius), Samantha Lawson (Caesar’s servant), Simon Manyonda (Lucius), Joseph Mydell (Casca), Ann Ogbomo (Calpurnia), Theo Ogundipe (Soothsayer), Jude Owusu (Cinna the Poet), Mark Theodore (Metellus Cimber/Messala), Ewart James Walters (Caius Ligarus/Lepidus), Chinna Wodu as Cinna the Conspirator.
The production is designed by Michael Vale, with music composed by Akintayo Akinbode. Lighting is by Vince Herbert, and sound by Jonathan Ruddick. The Associate Director is Gbolahan Obisesan.
Info: Julius Caesar London is at the Noël Coward Theatre, 85 – 88 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4AU from 8 August until 15 September
Afridiziak Theatre News interview with Ray Fearon, Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar in Stratford Upon Avon
Afridiziak Theatre News interview with Jeffery Kissoon