"A visual spectacle...Any distance an audience normally has from Shakespeare, caused by language or time, was done away with here...the acting and staging of this production won't be forgotten soon"
"With smoke, strobes and a cinematic soundtrack, Immersion Theatre present a big-screen blockbuster for the small stage...the spectacle is exciting, violent and sexy...the setting and performances bring the concept to life"
"Teenage audiences will be thrilled to see their classroom studies brought to life in a world familiar to them and older audiences will enjoy the underlining of the timeless universality of Shakespeare's insights into the vulnerabilities of men and women"
"This production moves fast and far...Immersion Theatre earns considerable credit for this production and should feel proud to have delivered such a bold and ambitious take on this piece and to have done it so well"
Set amongst the sordid streets of a dystopian bohemia, we are confronted with the remains of a once strong and powerful Rome. A city which has decayed into a society of corruption and lawlessness, now governed in name by the powerful Matriarch known as Caesar, but in reality by violence, ambition and brutality. Immersion Theatre graphically brings to life this gritty, gothic underworld with a focus on power, sex and morality. A cast of young talent brings an edgy, raw, almost uncomfortable realism to the piece at the Jack Studio.
Director – James Tobias
Co-Director – Roderick D. Morgan
Movement Director – Jess Mack
Costume Designer – Rachel Cartlidge
CAST: LIAM MULVEY, ROCHELLE PARRY, ANNA BOND, JAMES CLIFFORD, FRANK TEALE, JASMINE DESMOND, ELEANOR BURKE, NICK BECHMAN, JODIE RAVEN, CHRIS LEANY, ANTHONY PINNICK, TOM BATES