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I dreamt tonight that I did feast with Caesar…

The world-renowned Shakespeare’s Globe are bringing Julius Caesar to three north-east venues this month.

It is thought that Julius Caesar was the first Shakespeare work to be performed at The Globe back in 1599, and the play still packs an undoubted punch today – particularly in this new production directed by Diana Page who commented: “I’m so excited to bring my production of Julius Caesar straight from the Globe Theatre in London to tour across the UK. These past few years have revealed more than ever how betrayal, division, and cunning rhetoric are not just traits belonging to Ancient Rome.” The plot – surely one of Shakespeare’s most startling – sees Cassius and Brutus deciding that Rome’s leader, Caesar, poses a political threat to their beloved country. There’s only one solution and it doesn’t involve a pension and a carriage clock… RM

Julius Caesar: Wednesday 22 June, Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm, £25/£27, alnwickplayhouse.co.uk; Friday 24 June, Hexham Abbey Grounds, 7.30pm, £25 (no seating – bring a picnic blanket or low-backed, deck-chair), queenshall.co.uk; Sunday 26 June, The Fire Station, Sunderland, 5.30pm, from £11, 

sunderlandculture.org.uk/our-venues/the-fire-station

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