Shakespeare’s Globe On Screen brings Dominic Dromgoole’s production of Julius Caesar to the Chichester Cinema at New Park on Thursday, April 30 at 8pm.
Dominic said: “I had great fun directing such an astonishingly-talented cast in Shakespeare’s story of over-reaching ambition and profound betrayal at the Globe last summer. This kind of robust, vital play translates incredibly well to the cinema, so we’re delighted to be offering the chance to see it to more people than ever this year.”
When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators have to reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?
“Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense political drama reveals the conflicting loyalties between men in power, with themes that still resonate today,” Dominic said.
The cast for Julius Caesar includes George Irving in the title role, Running time: 167 minutes including 15-minute interval.