November 21, 2012, 2:52 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- One of Shakespeare's most political – and resolutely male – tragedies comes to the West End this month, with a refreshing twist: an all-female production. Julius Caesar tells the tale of the fall of this Roman emperor – the conspiracy to murder him and the ensuing political turmoil and struggle for power and control.
The play was most recently produced by the RSC to great success, touring nationally after its established run in Stratford during the summer. But seeing this tale of secrecy, scheming and bids for honour and power will be made all the more intriguing by playing with a female cast.
Director Phyllida Lloyd, best known for helming Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady, now turns to theatre, and places Dame Harriet Walter as Brutus in her production, which goes up on November 29th and will run until 9th February 2013 at the Donmar Warehouse.
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