Friends, Romans, countrymen! Lend me your ears…

The Royal Shakespeare Company will march back into Blackpool Grand Theatre from Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 May 2023 with William Shakespeare’s fast-paced political thriller, JULIUS CAESAR, directed by the renowned Atri Banerjee.

Julius Caesar. A divisive leader who holds awesome power.

Concerned that Caesar poses a threat to democracy, revolutionaries take the violent decision to murder him. They have no plan for what comes next. As the world spins out of control, chaos, horror and superstition rush in to fill the void. Civil war erupts and a new leader must rise: but at what cost?

This exciting UK tour of Julius Caesar is part of a thrilling new season from the Royal Shakespeare Company in the year which marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

RSC Acting Artistic Director, Erica Whyman, said: “As the RSC embarks on a new chapter, with a fresh and fearless determination to look at ourselves and our world through the lens of Shakespeare’s plays, all of our creative activity in 2023 will address questions of power. Who has it, who doesn’t, how does it change a human being, when does it corrupt, and how might it disrupt and liberate? 

‘We are also making our work in new ways, collaborating with local and national communities to inform our thinking and creative impulses, and opening doors to new collaborators and new talent.”

Julius Caesar at Blackpool Grand will feature a Community Leaders Chorus made up of six women recruited from the local community, with a particular focus on female ‘Community Leaders’ such as teachers, support workers, campaigners, church leaders, volunteers and other women of influence.

A local Musical Director will also be recruited to work with the group who will also work closely with professional RSC practitioners to develop their own leadership and other transferable skills and explore in greater depth the nature of what makes a good leader today.

Celebrated director Atri Banerjee makes his RSC debut with this visceral new production of Julius Caesar. Atri was listed in The Stage 25 as one to watch in 2022 and previously won Best Director at The Stage Debut Awards in 2019.

Atri’s fresh interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless story forces us all to consider how far we would go for our political principles and exposes the ambiguity in trying to shift power. As we rage against the crises surrounding us, how far will we each go for our political principles?

“Men at some time are masters of their fates” - Julius Caesar

Be a master of yours and book your seats now for this unmissable RSC production!

The RSC’s Julius Caesar is at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Tuesday 16 May to Saturday 20 May 2023. Matinee performances available.

Tickets from £15.50. Concessions and School Group rates available

Quick March! Book the very best seats now before it storms into Blackpool Grand!

Please call the Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit for full listings, bookings and further information.


The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Julius Caesar

Tue 16 May to Sat 20 May 2023 at 7.30pm

Thu & Sat matinees at 2pm

Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT

Box Office 01253 290 190

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