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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Sunday, April 15, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
Starring: David Calder, Michelle Fairley, David Morrissey, Ben Whishaw

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

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Macbeth

Macbeth

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Rufus Norris
Starring: Rory Kinnear, Anne-Marie Duff 

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: Simon Stephens
Directed by: Marianne Elliott
Starring: Luke Treadaway, Niamh Cusack

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. 

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Follies

Follies

Sunday, August 5, 2018 | 3:00 PM

By: James Goldman
Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Directed by: Dominic Cooke
Starring: Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. A dazzling new production featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21. 

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