By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Gruffdog
The Michael Pilch Studio, Oxford (November 2015)
Producer Conor Jordan
Director Pete Sayer
Head Designer Daisy Pearson
Lighting Designer Ed Saunders
Costume and Set Designer Rachael Ince-Kitson
Musical Director Ben Van Leeuwen
Production Manager Cealach McKeating
Marketing Manager Daisy Cutts
Marketing Assistant Henry Wisbey-Broom
Stage Manager Ruby Day
"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial."
Gruffdog Theatre presents a hauntingly beautiful reworking of Shakespeare's violent epic of honour and treachery.
The famous general and statesman, Julius Caesar returns to Rome in triumph over Pompey the Great to adoration from the people in the city. Yet, in the shadows, the staunch defenders of the Republic, fearing the rise of a tyrant, plot to overthrow the great man with treachery and bloodshed.
With an original score composed by Ben van Leeuwen, layered with sound, puppetry and ensemble movement, Julius Caesar tells the story of a man destroyed by his own ambition.