Singapore Repertory Theatre Julius Caesar marks the return of its much-loved Shakespeare in the Park series. At arguably the biggest Shakespeare production of its kind in this part of the world, you can look forward to spreading your blankets under the stars to picnic and enjoy the Bard’s best-loved plays in the uniquely beautiful setting of Fort Canning Park. Directed by Guy Unsworth (Hand to God), and inspired by images of the G20 and N.A.T.O summits, this production sees Shakespeare’s political thriller brought to life against the backdrop of global current affairs.
Ambition, power, and greed collide as the leaders of the R.O.M.E 7 countries gather. Plots to assassinate the ever-ambitious Caesar are hatched. Are his conspirators truly doing a righteous deed? Or is chaos and defeat inevitable? How shockingly relevant the plays are today despite being written over 400 years ago is a testament to Shakespeare’s genius. With larger than life characters jostling for power on the world stage, audiences will have no trouble drawing parallels with current politics.
“Men at some time are masters of their fates: the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves, that we are underlings……”
It is this enduring and timeless appeal, coupled with quality time spent with friends, colleagues and loved ones picnicking in Ford Canning that makes a night at Shakespeare in the Park so memorable.
Starring Jo Kukathas (Romeo & Juliet) as Julius Caesar alongside Ghafir Akbar (Disgraced), Daniel Jenkins (Romeo & Juliet, Hand to God), Thomas Pang (Romeo & Juliet, Hand to God) and Julie Wee (The Merchant of Venice).
The Providore is the official food & beverage partner for Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. For Julius Caesar this year, The Providore presents drink vouchers, ice cream sandwiches and a trio of picnic hampers that will take care of all your picnic dining needs. You can pre-order food and drinks from The Providore together with your show tickets and enjoy special pre-order pricing! Find out more here
Over 250,000 people, many first-time theatre-goers, have enjoyed SRT’s stunning sets and contemporary interpretations over the last 10 years. Past productions include Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.
Dates: From 2nd to 27th May 2018 | Prices: From $45 (group concessions and F&B packages available) | Venue: Fort Canning Park | Ticketing: SISTIC at 6348 5555 or www.srt.com.sg/show/juliuscaesar
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