This production of Julius Caesar was first performed at the Donmar Warehouse November 2012- February 2013.
Most members of the ensemble that performed in the world premiere at the Donmar have returned for the American premiere. The cast includes Jade Anouka as Calpurnia, Metellus Cimber and Pindarus; Frances Barber as Caesar; Helen Cripps as Cinna the Poet and on drums; Clare Dunne as Portia and Octavius Caesar; Jennifer Joseph as Trebonius; Jenny Jules as Cassius; Cush Jumbo as Mark Antony; Irene Ketikidi as Dardanius, and on guitar; Carrie Rock as the Soothsayer; Harriet Walter as Brutus; and Danielle Ward as Lepidus and Clitus, and on bass.
Joining the production for the run at St. Ann’s Warehouse are Susan Brown as Casca; Meline Danielewicz as Cinna and Volumnius; and Susan Wokoma as Lucius.
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