I, Cinna (the poet) Tickets London Theatre

I, Cinna (the poet) Tickets

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The poet Cinna hardly says a word in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar before he’s mistaken for someone else and torn to pieces by an angry mob. He’s Shakespeare’s unluckiest character. Now Cinna searches for the subject of his next poem and invites us, the audience, to write with him, live.

This brilliantly clear introduction to Julius Caesar is a unique and warmly engaging solo show about words and actions, art, protest and power.

Tim Crouch is an internationally renowned playwright and theatre-maker. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. Tim’s recent play Beginners premiered at the Unicorn in 2018 and won the Writers’ Guild Award for best play for young audiences.

Age Recommendation: 11 - 14

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Tim Crouch's fascinating feat of storytelling explores contemporary concerns about power, freedom and personal responsibility through the lens of Shakespeare

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Sitting in that theatre, past present and future literatures congealed into resistance, into a single story told across time, into a play that tells us the plot of Julius Caesar as a way to tell us that politics has everything to do with poetry, actually


It is about words and obedience and power, politics and language and equality. It's about the questions humanity still doesn't have the answer to, regardless of age

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Wed 5 Feb - Sat 29 Feb, 10.30am, 11am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 6pm & 7pm
Runtime: 1 hr


147 Tooley Street Southwark SE1 2HZ London, UK · Get Directions
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