Julius Caesar

Geraldine Hakewill, Ewen Leslie and Zahra Newman star in this thrilling dissection of the machinations of power and moral corruption.

15 Nov - 23 Dec 2021

Wharf 1 Theatre

The Play

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all Schools Days for Julius Caesar have been cancelled.


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kip Williams

Ancient history?

Caesar is riding high – after a string of military victories and prudent political manoeuvres he is the most respected person in Rome. But as word spreads of plans to make him an Emperor, a group of Caesar’s allies and friends gather to discuss their fears. Has the power and adoration gone to his head? Who will take up his mantle after he is gone?

William Shakespeare’s monumental study of the machinations of power and moral corruption will be thrillingly reconceived in this new production by Artistic Director Kip Williams. Set against one of history’s greatest power struggles – the birth of the Roman Empire – the story of Julius Caesar remains shockingly relevant to our world of political populism and ever-shifting allegiances.

In an exciting new format for The Wharf, Julius Caesar will be performed in the round with the audience experiencing this thrilling production from all angles. The result will be an inventive, surprising and dynamic night of theatre that will bring new life to some of the most stirring speeches in Shakespeare’s writing and will put a new face to one of his most iconic characters.

Approx. duration 2hrs 40mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.

• Dramatic Contexts: Shakespeare

• Improvisation, Playbuilding and Acting
• Elements of Production in Performance
• Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles: Shakespeare

• Close study of a Shakespearean Play
• Conceptual approach: Representation of Power; Character; Context; Literary value; Narrative; Perspective; Theme – Politics

• Preliminary English Extension 1 Module: Texts, Culture and Value
• Preliminary Advanced English Module B: Critical Study of Literature
• Links to HSC Advanced Module B Critical Study of Text: King Henry IV Part 1
• Shakespearean Drama Ancient History Stage 6
• Investigating Ancient History
• Personalities in their Times: Julius Caesar

• Political Leadership
• Tyranny, Power and Corruption
• Power of Speech
• Morality and Ethics


100% audience capacity: STC is performing at 100% capacity in line with the current NSW Government Public Health Order. We encourage you to consider your comfort levels in a busy theatre setting before attending.

Face masks are strongly recommended: all audience members over 12 are strongly advised to wear a mask inside the auditorium.

The situation is constantly evolving and safety measures may change before your performance. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit. 

Wed 17 Nov, 11.30am
Wed 24 Nov, 11.30am

Term 4
1 Nov - 18 Dec

1 teacher attends free with up to 20 students and 1 teacher free per 20 students after that
$35/additional teacher
$15/PSFP student

Director Kip Williams
Designer Elizabeth Gadsby
Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
Assistant Director Courtney Stewart

This listing is updated as cast and creatives are confirmed in the lead-up to the production, and if there are any changes to the team. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information about each play by opting in to our enewsletter.

Education resources for Julius Caesar will be available prior to the Schools Day performances.

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