Julius Caesar

Theatre (physical theatre, political)

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Intense and irreverent, this production strips Julius Caesar to its bare bones to explore the selfish workings of professional politics. Live drumming, choral singing and movement are woven into the narrative to represent the people who are ignored in political battles and who suffer the consequences of failed revolutions. Fast-paced and tense, this production is emotive and troubling as it explores the failings of self-centred politicians with no plan to deal with the fallout of their actions. Sound familiar?

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  • Accessible entry: 16 Stone Steps down to the Studio.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Thomas N 149 days ago

The ensemble's physical talent was only matched by their phenomenal performance of the text. Efficient production design brought music, motion and the gates of hell to the stage in beautiful fashion. A great show in a charming part of Edinburgh.

Jo Walton 149 days ago

I love these high energy youth Shakespeare productions, especially when they trust the text to tell the story. There were some amazing performances here that really illuminated the heart of what the play is about. Minimalist costuming and props and maximum use of language, dance, and acting ability. See this if you can.

Ada Palmer 149 days ago

Fast-moving and energetic, with intense choreography and some bold and clever choices. The acting is exceptional for a student troupe, the iconic speeches powerful and moving. Very creative choices in the editing of this shortened cut, bringing greater attention to the most central characters. Very impressive student group!

Christy Rutland 149 days ago

This show is fast-paced, action packed and gripping! Intense energy from start to finish, these guys have done a great job at creating an intricate, immersive piece of theatre that will keep you on the edge of your seat!! Well recommended!

Suzanne Stephens 150 days ago

An impressive piece of theatre. 50 minutes of a fast, furious and exciting production. A strong cast showing tremendous commitment and energy, directed with passion and sensitivity. Huge well done to all.

Johnny Harrison 150 days ago

Gripping, energetic and politically-charged, SquareEye Theatre provide nothing short of a thrilling adaption of the theatre classic. Despite the fact that SquareEye are fresh onto the Fringe scene, this feels like a play from a company with years of production experience under their belts. I’m no huge fan of Shakespeare, but an excellently cast troupe of nine actors left me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole performance. The man himself Caesar was a commanding presence on stage. Patronising and narcissistic, he couldn’t help but remind me of a certain someone we have in charge of our country today. The all-female trio of Cassius, Brutus and Mark Anthony were all brilliantly casted, and left everyone with their jaws on the floor. Hats off to the chorus quartet who used incredibly vivid physical theatre to provide the backbone for the entire play. Head down to the Royal Terrace for an experience and a half!

Sarah Jane Harrison 150 days ago

I wasn’t familiar with Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar before seeing this interpretation so I had no real expectations. However, I was spellbound from the first beat of their innovative drum (on a large tyre covered in clingfilm). I was rapt by the frustration and ‘kick arse’ attitude of the three female leads.. they are surely bound for great things? And the imaginative use of the chorus as a shocking reflection of the populous UK attitude towards Brexit... I mean Rome. Congratulations SquareEye. Go and see this raw talent before it ends on Friday.

Clare Barton 151 days ago

Square Eye executed a fantastic tense, dramatic version of Julius Caesar, blending word, song, drumming and physical theatre to create a dark brooding atmosphere. The energetic cast were immersed in the story throughout showing the transitions from triumph to anguish and pain. A great version of the famous story!

Miranda Petheram 152 days ago

If you want to see something amazing go and see Julius Caesar (venue 231 Greenside @ Royal Terrace Jade Studio - 16.10) An incredible show oozing with talent and energy. Don’t expect run of the mill Shakespeare.... this grips you from start to finish. Totally unique and. Brilliant.

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FringeReview 151 days ago

Julius Caesar was the set text for my English ‘O’ level.  I never really understood it.  That was over forty-five years ago now.  I’m not sure that I’ve got to grips with it in the intervening period either. This brilliantly conceived and staged version, however, has gone a long way...

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