FALMOUTH -- Falmouth Academy and the Woods Hole Public Library will present the National Theatre of London’s Julius Caesar on Friday, April 13th at 7 PM in the Simon Center for the Performing Arts at Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth.
National Theatre London brings one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated works to the stage to the modern day in its production of Julius Caesar. The play is directed by Tony Award winner, Nicholas Hytner, and stars Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) as Brutus, Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Fortitude) as Cassius. Caesar and Mark Antony are portrayed by David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) and David Morrissey (The Missing, The Walking Dead).
First performed in 1599, Shakespeare’s tragedy depicts a scheme to kill the Roman general for which the play is named, Julius Caesar. It primarily follows the internal struggle of Brutus and his role within the plot against his friend. The tale grapples with themes of morality, loyalty, and freedom, and has been reincarnated in a myriad of forms over its 400 year run.
The Sunday Times applauds the play’s parallels to modern-day politics, and hails the play’s intensity: “There is nothing subtle or sophisticated here. It’s an onslaught — on the emotions, the senses, the eardrums”.
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. The broadcast at Falmouth Academy is a recording of the National Theatre show, not a live simulcast.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door (cash or check only). Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.