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REVIEW: Julius Caesar

Most critics, it appears, would prefer to bury Julius Caesar, not praise it. This touring production of Shakespeare's quintessential political drama by Bell Shakespeare Company is a conglomeration of misguided choices, displacing the play's inherent intrigue with audience bewilderment over set design, costumes and gender substitution. Director, James Evans seems so intent on producing a […]

Metamorphoses

I loved studying Ovid at school in Latin (a refreshing change from Caesar’s Gallic Wars Book V!), so this gender-bending production, mounted to coincide with this year’s Mardi Gras celebrations, had me clapping my hands with delight. Through the gloom of the low lighting in this intimate theatrical space, the effect is arresting from the […]

Julius Caesar + Antony and Cleopatra

Sport for Jove Theatre Company is back for an eighth Outdoor Summer Shakespeare Season. This time they will be taking you on a Roman adventure exploring the epic tale of Julius Caesar as well as Antony and Cleopatra. Directed by Michael Pigott and Damien Ryan, the lively plays tell the stories of three heroic leaders of their […]