Get your free Caesar gear in the pit at the Bridge Theatre

Get your free Caesar gear in the pit at the Bridge Theatre

I’ve been raving about Julius Caesar to everyone over the past few weeks, and particularly the experience of seeing it in the pit of the staggeringly versatile Bridge Theatre. This second production in the new 900-seater founded by former National Theatre Nicks Hytner and Starr really flaunts its wide-ranging ambition with this modern-dress Shakespeare.

Okay, okay, I know £25 for an experience you pay just £5 for as a Globe groundling may seem over-the-top, but you definitely won’t get rained on inside at the Bridge, and it really is a fantastic production.

More tips for getting the most out of the experience in my Twitter show vlog on Julius Caesar below. I’ve also rounded up my Twitter vlogs on other London plays I’ve seen recently:

  • David Eldridge’s touching two-hander Beginning, now transferred from the National to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre
  • Robin Hooper’s new Shakespeare-inspired backstage romp Foul Pages at the Hope Theatre
  • Mark Giesser’s charming Jazz Age-set, anglicised adaptation of Chekhov short story The Lady with the Dog (and spot my own dog Lottie’s cameo appearance) at the White Bear Theatre
  • And previously at the White Bear, another adaptation of a literary classic, Philip Goodhew’s The Ungrateful Biped, based on Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground and directed by Rupert Graves.

Also scroll down for more pics and tweet thoughts from these and some other recent nights at the theatre, including Alan Ayckbourn’s dystopian future epic The Divide, recently seen at the Old Vic after its premiere last year at the Edinburgh International Festival.

The Lady with a Dog

The Lady With a Dog continues at the White Bear Theatre until 10 March 2018.

Foul Pages

Foul Pages continues at the Hope Theatre until 17 March 2018.


Beginning continues at the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre until 24 March 2018.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar continues at the Bridge Theatre until 15 April 2018.

The Ungrateful Biped

Okay, The Ungrateful Biped has finished its run at the White Bear Theatre, but here are two videos on it for posterity – including some excretory quotes. I quite liked it and hope it returns!

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