Following its acclaimed premiere last month in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon, The Royal Shakespeare Company bring their new production of Julius Caesar, which is set in modern day Africa, to London’s Noël Coward Theatre for five weeks from 8 August before embarking on a national UK tour. A televised version was broadcast on BBC4 in June as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Unlocked season for London 2012.

The cast is headed by Jeffery Kissoon as Julius Caesar, Paterson Joseph as Brutus and Cyril Nri as Cassius; with Ray Fearon as Mark Antony and Adjoa Andoh as Portia Ariyon Bakare and Janet Suzman in Dream of The Dog Paterson Joseph (Brutus) – with blood on hands and dagger and Cyril Nri (Caius Cassius) and Theo Ogundipe (A Soothsayer).

The cast also includes:
Segun Akingbola (Trebonius), Mark Ebulue (Artemidorus), Ricky Fearon (Cicero/Lucilius), Andrew French (Decius Brutus), Marcus Griffiths (Marullus/Pindarus), Ivanno Jeremiah (Octavius), Samantha Lawson (Caesar’s servant), Simon Manyonda (Lucius), Joseph Mydell (Casca), Ann Ogbomo (Calpurnia), Theo Ogundipe (Soothsayer), Jude Owusu (Cinna the Poet), Mark Theodore (Metellus Cimber/Messala), Ewart James Walters (Caius Ligarus/Lepidus), Chinna Wodu as Cinna the Conspirator.

Directed by The production is designed by Michael Vale, with music composed by Akintayo Akinbode. Lighting is by Vince Herbert, and sound by Jonathan Ruddick. The Associate Director is Gbolahan Obisesan.

The World Shakespeare Festival is part of the London 2012 Festival

Info: Julius Caesar London is at the Noël Coward Theatre, 85 – 88 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4AU from 8 August until 15 September. Get your tickets from Ticket Master.