Nicholas Hytner’s forthcoming production of Julius Caesar has announced full casting.

David Calder will play Caesar alongside Michelle Fairley (Cassius), David Morrissey (Mark Antony) and Ben Whishaw (Brutus).

Although the play is named Julius Caesar, Ben Whishaw has the meatiest role, as the central psychological drama of the Shakespeare’s trajedy focuses on Brutus’ struggle between his conflicting demands of honor, patriotism, and friendship.

Whishaw was last seen on stage in The Crucible on Broadway. His other theatre credits include Bakkhai (Almeida Theatre), Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre), Peter and Alice (Noël Coward Theatre), The Pride (off Broadway), Hamlet (Old Vic), as well as The Seagull, Some Trace of Her and His Dark Materials all for the National Theatre.

Cast in rehearsal for Julius Caesar at Bridge Theatre

Cast in rehearsal for Julius Caesar

Completeing the cast will be Adjoa Andoh (Casca), Rosie Ede (Marullus/ Artemidorus), Leila Farzad (Decius Brutus), Fred Fergus (Lucius/Cinna the Poet), Wendy Kweh (Calpurnia), Mark Penfold (Caius Ligarius), Abraham Popoola (Trebonius), Sid Sagar (Flavius/Popilius Lena), Nick Sampson (Cinna), Hannah Stokely (Metellus Cimber) and Kit Young (Octavius) as well as ensemble members Zachary Hart and Leaphia Darko.

Directed by Hytner, Julius Caesar has design by Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, music by Nick Powell, lighting by Bruno Poet and sound by Paul Arditti.

Julius Caesar runs from 20 January 2018 until 15 April 2018 at the Bridge Theatre.