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A man in overalls smiles as he puts both of his arms up into the air. Behind him sits a roman statue.

Oxford Playhouse is thrilled to present Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour this summer as part of its Playhouse Plays Out programme and Oxford Festival of the Arts. The brand-new production of Julius Caesar, direct from The Globe Theatre, will play outdoors in the beautiful riverside setting of Magdalen College School gardens from Tuesday 19 – Sunday 24 July.

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Directed by award-winning director, Diane Page, winner of the 2021 JMK Award, this new production of Julius Caesar brings Shakespeare’s brutal tale of ambition, incursion, and revolution to life with startling relevance for our times. Diane commented:

“I’m so excited to bring my production of Julius Caesar straight from the Globe Theatre in London to tour across the UK. These past few years have revealed more than ever how betrayal, division, and cunning rhetoric are not just traits belonging to Ancient Rome. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar will be on the road this summer and I look forward to visiting these fantastic venues.”

Diane Page won the JMK Award in 2021 for Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act (Orange Tree Theatre). Diane returns to the Globe after assistant directing Bartholomew Fair, 2019. Her previous directing work includes Out West, In Love and Loyalty (Lyric Hammersmith) and Ghost Stories (Associate Director West End and Tour). Julius Caesar is designed by Khadija Raza with Jesse Haughton-Shaw as Dramaturg and Indiana Lown Collins as Assistant Director.

Tickets for this production of Julius Caesar start at £10 and are available from Oxford Playhouse Box Office at, 01865 305305 or in person from our OP Box Office on Beaumont Street.

Venue: Magdalen College School Gardens, Rose Garden Entrance, The Plain, Oxford, OX4 1DR.

Tuesday 19 – Sunday 24 July with the following performance times: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 7:30pm, Sun 6pm, matinees Sat 2:30pm, Sun 1pm

Please note this is an outdoor production and audiences are advised to come dressed for the weather conditions. There will be a Oxford Playhouse Plays Out bar (serving drinks and light refreshments) and Box Office on site.