Act One

Julius Caesar

Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Ave, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3AP • Fri 24 April 2020 19:30-22:30

Come see Act One's rendition of Shakespeare's machiavellian tragedy retold in a modern interpretation, set in the near future.

Julius Caesar returns to Rome triumphant over the enemy forces of Pompey, now the foremost man of Rome his opponents in the senate have been restrained at last. Opposition and envy are not gone however and conspiracy against Caesar’s ambition is brewing. Behind the scenes high powered senators Caius Cassius and Marcus Brutus, are making moves, soon to clash with powerful Mark Antony and the young Octavian, Caesar’s adopted son. With tense political machinations and high action, Shakespeare’s vision in his most intense historical play unfolds the climax of the Roman Republic from more than two thousand years ago into the modern day.

This contemporary retelling by Cardiff University Act One Drama Society places the events in a near future where civil war and social strife are powerful forces on the leaders of the day. These men and women are used to fluctuations in power but none has held so great a sway before Caesar, pushing them to the periphery. The adaptation and direction places the character conflict firmly at the heart of Shakespeare’s classic text.

Show dates 23rd - 25th April 2020, Thursday to Saturday Doors: 7 PM, Show starts: 7:30PM

Drinks available in the foyer before the show and during the interval.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and metered parking available nearby. Further access information can be found at the venue website: ?https://templeofpeace.wales/en/contact-us

Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Ave, Cathays Park, Cardiff,
CF10 3AP