Open-air summer Shakespeare returns to Covent Garden with JULIUS CAESAR in June

Iris Theatre presents 


Assistant Director Andrew Lynford 
Sound Designer Filipe Gomes 
Composer/Musical Director Candida Caldicot-Bull 
Lighting Designer Ben Polya 
Movement Stephanie Bradbury

For the fifth successive year and following the success of last year's As You Like It, Iris Theatre returns to St Paul’s Church in the heart of Covent Garden, with an open-air production of Shakespeare’s vivid political thriller, Julius Caesar, which runs from Wednesday 26 June to Friday 26 July.

Set in the intimate gardens of an historic 17th century English church, this promenade production will take audiences into the racing heart of Shakespeare's drama.

The Republic stands on a knife edge. Chaos and ruin threaten on all sides. Through the fog of war a charismatic leader emerges; but Caesar’s strength is a threat to democracy itself. Brother will turn on brother, freedom fighters will become terrorists, and blood will be spilled. When you play for an Empire, you win or you die...

Driven forward by a contemporary soundtrack, the audience will follow the story through the gardens and buildings of St. Paul’s; dancing in the Lupercalian festival, standing judgement in the Senate, and maybe even striking against Caesar with the conspirators.

Cast includes: David Baynes, Simon Kent, Matthew Mellalieu, Laura Wickham.

This is a thrilling London summer theatre experience not to be missed.

Julius Caesar will be followed by an imaginative new adaption of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland from 30 July - 31 August.

Iris Theatre is a dynamic young company resident at the world famous Actors Church in Covent Garden. Iris Theatre was created in 2007 to produce a production of T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral at St. Paul's Church. The success of that production led on to further shows, more success, and a dynamic company which has grown year on year. Iris gained full charity status in October 2009 with a mission to support the development of the next generation of professional theatre practitioners across all theatre forms. 


Julius Caesar

St Paul’s Church
Bedford Street
Covent Garden

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Tickets are also available in person on the door

Wednesday 26 June - Friday 26 July

Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Press night: Monday 1 July at 7.30pm

Tickets: £16.00, concessions £12.00

Tubes: Covent Garden, Leicester Square
Buses: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 87, 91, 139, 176