Julius 'Call Me Caesar' Caesar

Theatre (comedy, new writing)

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Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Andrew Maxwell (Live at the Apollo; winner: Time Out Live Award, ***** (Herald, for Showtime)) makes his theatre debut playing... everyone, in a world premiere by Fringe First Award winner Owen McCafferty ***** (Stage, for Unfaithful). Directed by Russell Bolam ***** (Entertainment Weekly, for Kafka for Kids). Join the crowd as Shakespeare's classic is re-imagined as a chaotic, comic tale of democracy, backstabbing and front stabbing.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Big Yin can be accessed via the building lift to the 3rd Floor. The Accessible toilet is located in the Basement. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

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The List (3/5 stars) 80 days ago

Andrew Maxwell debut play is a 'laurel' laughs...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 82 days ago

An unusual, ambitious and very enjoyable double act emerges in this new piece of writing from Belfast playwright and sometime Fringe First winner Owen McCafferty, which reimagines Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar as a blethering shaggy dog story told in an Irish pub to a half-interested audience of regulars, demanding that ever-more-elaborate...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 84 days ago

You don’t get much Shakespeare at the fringe – something about five-act tragedies not quite fitting into the average hour-long slot – but when you do, they tend to be radically reimagined. That’s definitely true of Julius “Call Me Caesar” Caesar, Owen McCafferty’s one-man version of Shakespeare’s Roman play. Russell...

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

Here we are in for a bit of storytelling (an understatement). We are told upfront. A human Cliff-Notes or Wikipedia. Andrew Maxwell, at full volume and full speed ahead, takes on all the characters as well as a kind of “chorus” in the telling of Julius Caesar as rewritten by...

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

This is quite fabulous: Andrew Maxwell displaying his acting chops in Owen McCafferty’s excellent re-imagining of Julius Caesar. Mixing some Shakespeare with contemporary language this made accessible and understandable what, for me, is one of the duller Shakespeare plays. Anyone who has been lumbered with doing it for A- level next...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 94 days ago

Emerging in overalls splattered in blood, or perhaps just paint, Andrew Maxwell begins reciting the words of Shakespeare, a significant departure for the irreverent Irish stand-up. And it remains one, even as he abruptly dismisses the florid poetry and poise for an earthier, more down-to-earth tone and his usual direct...

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