Tuesday, 4 September 2018

The BlackBox Theatre Company present Julius Caesar at The Roman Theatre of Verulamium

Today we chatted to Amber, Freya and Emily from BlackBox Theatre about their latest production:  Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.

This production of Julius Caesar is set in Roman Britain, and seeks to demonstrate the savagery and political instability of the Ancient World.  Although it still takes place in 44BC, the setting has been moved to the corner of the Roman empire, and shows the Celts and the Romans mixing and clashing. 

This production will be performed at the Roman Theatre at Verulamium.   BlackBox Theatre said they chose Julius Caesar after choosing the performance space, because they wanted a play that would bring out the ruins of the theatre and the crumbling walls. 

BlacBbox theatre has been running for 2 years, and was set up by actors to create the performances they wanted to see themselves, and to provide opportunities for other creatives.  They performed in the first ever drama performance at the Horn, where they put on 'Rabbit' by Nina Raine, which is set in a pub. 

Julius Caesar will be performed at 6:30 on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September at the Roman Theatre at Verulamium.  Tickets are £13 and £10 for concessions.

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