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Julius Caesar

Brutus us suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar's days are numbered. 

by Isabella Mellios

Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing – which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism.

Bell Shakespeare brings the great literary play, Julius Caesar, to life.

The production is one of William Shakespeare’s most well-known political thrillers, and a masterpiece of intrigue and treachery. Through the power of spoken word, the language of the play is direct and explosive, with some of the most famous lines in theatre.  

Kenneth Ransom (Gods of Egypt, Belvoir’s Prize Fighter) stars as Caesar, and Bell Shakespeare’s associate director, James Evans, directs the leading production on its national tour to 28 venues across Australia – making it one of the most extensive productions undertaken by any Australian theatre company.

Evans says the play deals with issues that are urgently contemporary, and says audiences will recognise themselves and their society in the play.

“Shakespeare explores what happens when fear infects a society, and I think everyone can relate to that," he says.

“It’s also just a cracking great story, full of action and some of the most incredible language Shakespeare ever wrote. It will be a really exciting night in the theatre,” he says.

Bell Shakespeare executive director Gill Perkins is passionate about sharing Shakespeare with as many people as possible across Australia. 

“For more than 27 years we have presented the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the farthest parts of Australia; from Bunbury to Darwin to Launceston,” she says. 

Bell Shakespeare has been creating theatre since 1990, and is dedicated to producing the plays of Shakespeare in a way that is exciting to its Australian audiences.

28 years later, what started in a circus tent is now a national icon.  

 Fri 21 Sep | 10.30am & 8pm | Darwin Entertainment Centre | See the event listing

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