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By William Shakespeare

Fri 6th Sept - Sat 5th Oct 2024

“Men at some time are masters of their fates.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

A new era awaits.

Caesar is a God amongst men. Caesar has returned to Rome in triumph after a bitter and bloody civil war, his extraordinary rise in popularity strikes horror in those who fear that too much power held by one man is a threat to the Republic and democracy itself. 

Led by Cassius, a group of conspirators convince Brutus to join in the search for a way to remove the tyrannical Caesar, their bloody actions lead to all-out war. 

This brand new, contemporary, ensemble production set inside a government media spin room examines the relationship between our political leaders, the media and the ways in which we engage with and consume news. Can we ever really trust what we see on our screens?

Shakespeare’s political thriller plays at Southwark Playhouse this Autumn in what is set to be a hotly contested electoral year in the UK, US and across Europe.

Julius Caesar marks the fifth collaboration between Lazarus Theatre Company and Southwark Playhouse. 




Booking Info

Performances Tue - Sat

Evenings at 7.30pm (Tue - Sat)

Matinees at 3.00pm (Tue, Thu and Sat)


£30, £24, £16 Preview Tickets

£10 Pioneer Preview Tickets

1000 £10 preview tickets &  £15 tickets for Southwark Residents, Young People (16-25) & Artists (Use "SR" "YP" & "ART" at checkout when booking online)

£10 Education group tickets (groups of 10 and above) (To book call Box Office on 020 7407 0234)

Running Time
Approx. 2 Hours and 15 minutes including interval


Captioned Sat 21st Sept 7.30pm

Relaxed Environment* Sat 28th Sept 3.00pm & 7.30pm

Streamed Broadcast Thu 17th Oct 7.30pm (available for 24 hours)

This production contains smoke, haze, smoking, strobe lighting, flashing screens, blood and scenes of a violent nature. Recommended for ages 12+

*Relaxed environment performance allows for noise and movement in the auditorium, re-entry when needed and a space outside of the auditorium where audience members can sit if they need time away from the show, there will be no technical alterations to the production, so may not be suitable for people with sensory sensitivities.


Artwork shoot featuring Prince Plockey, taken by Charles Flint


To be announced


Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Ricky Dukes

'Caesar' Artwork Photography of Prince Plockey taken by Charles Flint

Producer for LTC – Gavin Harrington-Odedra

PR - Georgina Carter for Chloe Nelkin Consulting

Images of Inspiration

Images sourced from Google & Pinterest, all rights reserved

Post Show Events

Join Terri Paddock as she Chairs 3 post show Q&A's delving deep behind the scenes, into casting, process and the impact of Julius Caesar on us and our politics. Free to all ticket holders.

Wed 18th Sept - Creative Q&A
Wed 25th Sept - Cast Q&A
Wed 2nd Oct - "Politicians, Power & Politics" Expert Panel Q&A

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Digital Programme

Pre order your Julius Caesar Digital Programme for cast info, interviews, behind the creative process and more.

*Programmes will be sent from Friday 6th September onwards via email.

Lazarus' Shakespeare

We have produced 17 productions of 14 plays by William Shakespeare. We take a look back starting with our very first Shakespeare; Julius Caesar in 2009 at the Blue Elephant Theatre right through to our most recent production; Hamlet in 2023 at Southwark Playhouse. 

With special thanks to...

The research and development of this production was in association with BA Acting and BA Creative Production students from St Mary's University's School of Creative and Liberal Arts.

Their work was presented at St Mary's Theatre in the Spring of 2023.

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