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BELL SHAKESPEARE RETURNS WITH JULIUS CAESAR

Sydney’s Bell Shakespeare company brings the exciting new production of Julius Caesar to Griffith Regional Theatre on Saturday 29 September, 2018 at 7.30pm.

Starring Kenneth Ransom (Gods of Egypt, Belvoir’s Prize Fighter) as Julius Caesar and directed by James Evans, Julius Caesar is a tale about Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome, after a war with the sons of Pompey.

“Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s political thriller. It’s a masterpiece of intrigue and treachery,” Evans said.

“Shakespeare explores what happens when fear infects a society, and I think everyone can relate to that. It deals with issues that are urgently contemporary - audiences will recognise themselves and their society in the play.

“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.”

Bell Shakespeare Executive Director Gill Perkins said that the Company is passionate about sharing Shakespeare with as many people as possible around Australia.

“Our commitment to a truly national reach is stronger than ever. 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.”

The Julius Caesar cast includes Kenneth Ransom, Jemwel Danao, Ivan Donato (Richard 3), Maryanne Fonceca, Ghenoa Gela, Neveen Hanna, Emily Havea, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Russell Smith and Sara Zwangobani.

Griffith Regional Theatre Manager Raina Savage said audiences can expect a modern take on a classic play, without losing any of its original charm.

“Julius Caesar is unlike any other play written by William Shakespeare. It is his most overt exploration of politics and power. The language of the play is direct and explosive: mob violence erupts, relationships fracture, and the republic crumbles, all through the power of the spoken word, “Ms Savage said.

In the lead up to this show workshops will be held with local schools on Tuesday 11 September, 2018 as well as the opportunity to be part of the John Bell Scholarship.

Julius Caesar will be at the Griffith Regional Theatre on Saturday 29 September, 2018 at 7.30pm. Members are invited to bring a friend for free to the show and enjoy the pre-show function.

Tickets are Advance (before 14 September 5pm): $35, Adult: $45, Member: $30, Concession: $40 and U18: $20. Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office, by calling 6962 8444 or visit www.griffithregionaltheatre.com.au

 

 

Griffith Regional Theatre is a cultural facility of Griffith City Council and is proudly sponsored by Griffith City Volkswagen.

Julius Caesar is sponsored by Deakin University.

 

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