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Julius Caesar from Donmar Kings Cross

Synopsis
Broadcast version of the 2012 Donmar production of Shakespeare’s late comedy, restaged with a live audience at a bespoke venue in King’s Cross. An all-female production set in a present-day women’s prison.
Series
Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
17 Jun 2018 at 21:50 (Channel: BBC4)
Duration
115 mins

Credits

Director
Phyllida Lloyd
Producer
John Wyver; Kate Pakenham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Gary Yershon
Production Design
Bunny Christie
Cast
Jackie CluneJulius Caesar
Jade AnoukaMark Antony
Martina LairdCaius Cassius
Clare DunnePortia
Harriet WalterMarcus Brutus
Jennifer JosephTrebonius
Karen DunbarCasca
Leah HarveySoothsayer
Sheila AtimLucius
Shiloh CokeCinna
Zainab HasanCalphurnia

Additional Details

Theatre
Donmar Theatre
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
prisons
Related items
Julius Caesar

Notes

Notes
The Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy began in 2012 with an all-female production of Julius Caesar led by Dame Harriet Walter. It was followed by Henry IV in 2014 and The Tempest in 2016.
General
The broadcast version was released on DVD by Opus Arte in March 2019.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Donmar Warehouse

Email
office@donmarwarehouse.com
Web
https://www.donmarwarehouse.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
3 Dryden Street
London
WC2E 9NA
Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

Distributor (DVD)

Name

Opus Arte

Email
opusarte@roh.org.uk
Web
http://www.opusarte.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD
Name

Retail outlets

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