From 7:30PM, Wednesday, March 06, 2024 to 7:30PM, Thursday, March 07, 2024
Venue: Darlington Hippodrome
JULIUS CAESAR - a divisive leader who holds awesome power. Concerned that Caesar poses a threat to democracy, revolutionaries take the violent decision to murder him. As the world spins out of control, chaos, horror, and superstition rush in to fill the void. Civil war erupts and a new leader must rise - but at what cost? Shakespeare’s political play exposes the ambiguous morality in trying to shift power. As we rage against the crises surrounding us, how far will each of us go for our beliefs? Join Icarus Theatre Collective for a boldly modern re-telling, perfect for newcomers to Shakespeare. Set in the near future, Icarus Theatre Collective combines state-of-the-art digital technology, fully integrated Creative Captioning to enhance clarity for deaf and hearing audiences, and classic theatrical magic to highlight parallels between the gossip and doom-mongers of Ancient Rome and the violence caused by fake news, celebrity culture, and conspiracy theories. Heading the 10-strong cast as Caesar will be William ‘Will’ Travis whose previous acting credits include screen roles in Where The Heart Is, Coronation Street and Shane Meadows’ This Is England and stage work for Home in Manchester, Nottingham Playhouse, Oldham Coliseum and Salisbury Playhouse. Directed by award-winning director Max Lewendel as the latest in a series of plays devised to unite theatre fans from the hearing, deaf community, as well as the online generation. All in original verse, with Creative Captioning for not only deaf audiences, but those new to Shakespeare, English as a second language, etc. Running time: 2h30m including 20min interval --- Schools and Groups Offer - £15 per ticket (inc levy) for groups of 10+. - Free teacher ticket for each 10 booked. --- LUCKY HIPPS Take a lucky dip on where you sit with a LUCKY HIPP ticket for just £15. These tickets are limited, so book as soon as you can. Book over the phone or counter, or if you are booking online, instead of choosing your seats from the plan, select the Lucky Hipp button. 72 hours before the performance, you'll be allocated a full-view seat in the stalls or dress circle. All seats in your booking will be allocated together. Simple as that!
This performance will not be taking place. We are in the process of contacting existing bookers to arrange a refund or transfer their booking to a different date.