Monday, February 12, 2007

Lent ears, lean and hungry looks

If you like going to the theatre, the production of Julius Caesar that is about to open in the Abbey is probably worth a look. It is directed by Jason Byrne of Loose Canon, and is likely to feature the stripped down minimalism of his previous Elizabethan & Jacobean productions (albeit a minimalism that involves a cast in the dozens). I can't wait.

Interesting, I reckon the play will actually be performed on the Ides of March... I wonder will our esteemed Taoiseach be attending?


Trish Byrne said...

Thanks for the top tip, Ian. I might well go to this, having just seen Antony and Cleopatra in London.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of going too, not least because I am actually sort of in it as recorded rabble - some guys from the production turned up at my choir rehearsal a couple of weeks ago and recorded us shouting "CAESAR! CAESAR!" and various bits of cheering/fighting.

Trish Byrne said...

We have added new dialogue to it. It goes like this:

Et tu, Brute?
Ya, me too, caesar!