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PRESS RELEASE 'Julius Caesar' 10 - 21 MARCH at THE SPACE


THE UNDISPOSABLES PRESENT

JULIUS CAESAR

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 11 FEB 2020



Performance Dates: Tue 10 March – Sat 21 March 2020

Performance Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30pm / Sat 21 March 2020, 2:30pm

Press Night: Wed 11 March 2020, 7.30pm

Running Time: 120 minutes approx. (including 15 minute interval)

Location: The Space, 269 Westferry Road, London, E14 3RS


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FEMALE-LED THEATRE COLLECTIVE, THE UNDISPOSABLES, RETURN TO THE SPACE WITH THEIR FIRST PRODUCTION SINCE BECOMING AN ASSOCIATE COMPANY OF THE VENUE

A POLITICALLY CHARGED PRODUCTION OF JULIUS CAESAR, DRAWING PARALLELS WITH THE CONTEMPORARY CLIMATE CHANGE MOVEMENT

SUPPORTED BY A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP AND POST SHOW TALKS.


“Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.”


Your world and your climate are struggling under the weight of humanity, but your leader is a tyrant, blind to the forces of nature working against him. The power is there for you to take, but it is not yours by right. And yet, you seem to be the only person in the position to take action. What do you do?


The UnDisposables return with their first production since becoming an Associate Company of the Space, this time with their politically charged production of Julius CaesarDrawing parallels with the modern day issue of climate change, their production delves into the moral ambiguity within Shakespeare’s classic text, questioning who has the right to power, and by what means can or should power be achieved?


Director Kate Bauer says, ​“As humans we naturally want leadership but what a leader stands for can sometimes seem irrelevant in the struggle for change. I want the audience to feel entertained while they are bombarded with an onslaught of colliding perspectives. My approach to this production is to make the language as accessible as possible and use the text alongside movement and music to drive forward a more inclusive space for Shakespeare where we aren't afraid to be irreverent, even when discussing the climate emergency.”

The production is supported by a practical workshop, titled People & Power in Shakespeare, which will investigate the power within Shakespeare’s female roles and explore how language can be used by leaders to manipulate and gain support. The UnDisposables will also host Post-Show Talks at The Space with members of the cast and creative team, as well as artists and activists from within the climate change movement.


Following their critically acclaimed productions of The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and The Jailer’s Daughter by Esther Joy Mackay (“a masterstroke of contemporary theatre” ★★★★★ The Upcoming) in 2019, The UnDisposables return with their first production since becoming an Associate Company of the Space Theatre. Since March 2018, The UnDisposables have produced thirty short plays and commissioned four new full-length plays, fast becoming known for producing “topical, fringe theatre at its best.”(The West End Audience, 2018)​. This London-based theatre collective provides an open and collaborative community for emerging artists to create new work within the arts.


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Notes to Editors

Key information

Title Julius Caesar

Playwright William Shakespeare

Director    Kate Bauer

Lighting James Ireland

Sound Tom Triggs

Producer Conor Gray

Cast    Julius Caesar – Isobel Hughes

Brutus – Sarah Dean

Cassius – Rachel Wilkes

Antony – Romo Sikdar-Rahman

Lucius / Decius Brutus / Flavius / Ensemble – Rory Gradon

Caska / Murellus / Titinius / Ensemble – Georgia Andrews

Cinna / Artemidorus / Lucilius / Ensemble – Jake Saunders

Calphurnia / Octavius / Trebonius / Ensemble – Grace Hussey-Burd

Portia / Metellus Cimber / Messala / Ensemble – Esther Joy Mackay


Performance Dates: Tue 10 March – Sat 21 March 2020

Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30pm / Sat 21 March 2020, 2:30pm


Running Time: 120 minutes approx. (including 15 minute interval)


Location: The Space, 269 Westferry Road, E14 3RS


Tickets:  £15.00 / £12.00


Offers: 20% off Early Bird tickets until Tue 25 February 2020


Post Show Talks: Thu 12 March and Thu 19 March 2020


Workshop: People & Power in Shakespeare, Sat 12 March 2020, 2pm – 6pm


All tickets can be booked online: https://space.org.uk/event/julius-caesar / Box Office: 0207 515 7799


Press Enquiries

Esther Mackay, UnDisposables Artistic Director

esther@undisposables.co.uk


Conor Gray, UnDisposables Producer

conor@undisposables.co.uk


Images

Available on request


About The UnDisposables

Artistic Director: Esther Joy Mackay

The UnDisposables is a female-led theatre collective with a mission to create accessible, exciting and challenging opportunities in the arts. Since bursting onto the scene in March 2018, it has staged thirty short plays as part of a series of sell-out new writing nights, commissioned four full-length plays, and produced critically acclaimed productions of The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and The Jailer’s Daughter by Esther Joy Mackay at the Space, where it is an Associate Company.


About the Space

Patron: ​Sir Ian McKellen

The Space is a performing arts centre based in a converted church on the Isle of Dogs, East London and managed by St Paul’s Arts Trust. The Space programmes over 200 performances a year incorporating an exciting mixture of classics, revivals and new writing from new, emerging and established artists.


Website: https://www.undisposables.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/undisposables/

Twitter: @undisposables

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