Caesar’s arrival brings a show for our times to the Civic Theatre stage

ET TU, BRUTUS?: Kenneth Ransom will star as Julius Caesar in Bell Shakespeare's 2018 production, which will arrive in Orange. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
ET TU, BRUTUS?: Kenneth Ransom will star as Julius Caesar in Bell Shakespeare's 2018 production, which will arrive in Orange. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

A clash of ideologies, violence, manipulation and murder – Shakespeare’s biggest political thriller Julius Caesar will hit the stage at the Orange Civic Theatre on Friday and Saturday, and director James Evans said the play is more relevant than it ever has been. 

“Julius Caesar feels like a play for today, it’s all about leadership and violence and manipulation and it feels like this sort of thing is happening more in governments across the world,” he said.

Mr Evans expects the audience in particular to pick up on the play’s themes.

“Orange crowds are really warm but also really curious and knowledgeable, when they come backstage to meet the cast they’re always full of questions and ready to talk to the actors and engage about the about the play,” he said. 

There will also be a free meet and greet for young actors and professionals at the theatre at 5.45pm on Tuesday. Anyone interested should contact the theatre on 6393 8111 by 5pm on Monday.

Tickets for the play are available from Ticketek or on 6393 8111.

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