Cut and pasted from an email from Whatsonstage:
Shakespeare's great political thriller finds dark contemporary echoes in modern Africa, directed by RSC Artistic Director Designate Gregory Doran.
The dictator must be assassinated. But who will replace him?
As Rome struggles to choose between tyranny and mob rule, three men must decide between public duty and private will.
From 28 May join us in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre as a new production of Julius Caesar transposes Shakespeare’s great political thriller to modern day Africa.
Julius Caesar is directed by Gregory Doran, recently announced as RSC Artistic Director Designate. The company includes Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Cyril Nri as Cassius, Ray Fearon as Mark Anthony and Jeffery Kissoon as Caesar.
Watch Gregory Doran and the cast talking about why the play works so well in an African setting:
Julius Caesar plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, from 28 May - 7 July. Julius Caesar will also be on tour and is going to transfer to London (Noel Coward Theatre).
Did you know?
Nelson Mandela's favourite quote from Shakespeare comes from Julius Caesar - 'Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.' He marked this passage in the Robben Island 'Bible' - the Complete Works of Shakespeare which had been smuggled into Robben Island prison disguised as a religious book.
THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING. I have got my tickets in - have you?
Full production details can be found here, and tickets can be bought here too!: