Tragedy, deceit, treachery: these are all words associated with Bell Shakespeare's latest production, Julius Caesar. The Australian theatre troupe is stopping in Melbourne for ten performances of the Shakespearean tragedy, as part of its 2018 national tour.
Led by the company's associate director, James Evans, the political thriller will appear at Arts Centre Melbourne from July 18–28. Julius Caesar explores the damaging effects of betrayal, as audiences witness how "mob violence erupts, relationships fracture and the republic crumbles" throughout the tense plot. Kenneth Ransom (Gods of Egypt) is set to present an emotional, encapsulating rendition of the title character alongside an ensemble cast.
Since 1990, Bell Shakespeare has taken the words crafted by Shakespeare and presented them to spectators as eery commentary on the current state of the world. In speaking on this production, director Evans highlights the idea of dystopias and "the way in which yesterday's dystopia becomes today's normality". With tickets starting from $45 for under 30s, Julius Caesar is sure to be an enlightening, exciting production filled with takeaway lessons for today's society.
For more information on tickets and shows, head to Arts Centre Melbourne's website.