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The UK’s New Zealand Society will present National Theatre Live’s ‘Julius Caesar’ starring David Morrissey on Tuesday, March 17th 2020 over at National Theatre Studio in London.

‘The Governor’ David Morrissey’s portrayal of Mark Antony in National Theatre Live’s rendition of classic Shakespeare play ‘Julius Caesar’ will be revived on-screen for one night only this coming March. UK based New Zealand Society’s Film and Theatre Club will present ‘Julius Caesar’ (TV Movie Edition) on Tuesday, March 17 2020 at 5:45 p.m. at London’s National Theatre Studio!

The Telegraph called David Morrissey’s performance “electrifying” back on January 30, 2018, giving the show 4 out of 5 stars. Tickets will be free for New Zealand Society members and just £7.50 for non-members / General Admission. National Theatre Studio is located at 83-101 The Cut Lambeth London SE1 8LL.


Alongside David Morrissey in National Theatre Live’s ‘Julius Caesar’ is Ben Whishaw [The Danish Girl] as Brutus, Michelle Fairley [Game of Thrones] as Cassius, and David Calder [The Lost City of Z] as Julius Caesar himself. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the productions runs at 2 hours and 15 minutes with no intervals.

National Theatre Live’s ‘Julius Caesar’ Synopsis:

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down.

After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Learn more about the production and its extensive critical acclaim over at National Theatre Live’s official Julius Caesar page. The TV Movie of the production to be presented by the UK’s New Zealand Society was originally released on March 22, 2018.

About the UK’s New Zealand Society: “NZ Society UK provides social opportunities for Kiwis to meet up & celebrate both our heritage and our adopted home.”

David Morrissey’s recent Acting Craftsmanship:

David Morrissey has been busy portraying Aulus in TV series Britannia recently, and will soon play a featured role as Walter Blackett in upcoming series The Singapore Grip.

Best remembered as one of Rick Grimes’ greatest all-time rivals on The Walking Dead, David Morrissey’s acting has always been on a whole other level. Dynamite on-screen and on-stage, his presence commands your attention. Thus, it’s no surprise that an ‘actor’s actor’ like Morrissey would return to his roots after The Walking Dead and continue performing in Shakespeare’s lineage of work. Not to mention a strong run on-stage performing in Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen!

Check out more Walking Dead related cast news over at The Walking Dead category section on The Natural Aristocrat! Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis/Anne) and several of her Walking Dead cast mates have recently been announced for NJ’s annual East Coast Comic Con in May.

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