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Julius Caesar | Globe

Julius Caesar | Globe


About Julius Caesar | Globe

This Summer, we confront our own political landscape as Shakespeare’s epic tragedy Julius Caesar takes on startlingly new relevance in the Globe Theatre, and across the UK as part of Globe on Tour.

Conspiracy to kill, public broadcast of cunning rhetoric, a divisive fight for Greatness. Ancient Rome has never felt closer to home.

When Cassius and Brutus decide Rome’s leader Julius Caesar poses a political threat to their beloved country, there’s only one solution...

Diane Page, winner of the 2021 JMK Award, brings Shakespeare’s brutal tale of ambition, incursion, and revolution to life in the Globe and on tour across the UK.

‘Th' abuse of greatness is when it disjoins Remorse from power.’ Act II, scene 1

Tell Me More

Consider 21st century British politics in a new light once you’ve seen Julius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe. Book Julius Caesar tickets in London on TodayTix.

In the Julius Caesar play, audiences meet the feared Roman ruler. He’s rising to power and there’s questions over his capabilities. Following the fate of many politicians who ascend the ranks to reach the top of the ladder, more people view Julius Caesar as a threat. In particular, Brutus and Cassius are concerned about Julius Caesar and the potential damage he could inflict. They believe there’s only one solution to save the Holy Roman Empire and put an end to his terrifying reign, but at what cost? Well, once you enter politics, everything is a matter of life and death. Will the tyrannical dictator ever be stopped?

Julius Caesar London performances aim to shine a light on current affairs while harking back to Roman, and 16th century beliefs. Shakespeare’s epic play is now hauntingly relevant to the real world. Book Julius Caesar tickets in London on TodayTix.

What to Watch For

  • Diane Page directs Julius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe. Page’s previous directorial credits include Out West at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, a trio of plays that explored life in west London. Similarly, Page will add a modern twist to Julius Caesar — a 16th-century Shakespeare play.
  • The Roman emperor Julius Caesar personifies the Roman empire, however he didn’t rule for a great length of time. The former dictator only ruled from 46 - 44 BC, so just two years.
  • Julius Caesar is staged as part of Shakespeare’s Globe 25th anniversary season. The theatre opened in 1997 in honour of — and is built to look like — the original Globe Theatre.
Run time

Approx 3 hours including interval.

Start date

May 3rd, 2022

End date

September 10th, 2022




Globe Theatre


We do not have age limits on our production. Some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting.

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