Oddsocks presents ‘Julius Caesar’ at the park

Oddsocks presents ‘Julius Caesar’ at the park

The Friends of Middleton Park welcome Oddsocks Theatre Company for an evening of Shakespeare in the Park next Tuesday (16 July 2024).

If you think that sounds a bit heavy for a Tuesday night, you’ve clearly never seen Oddsocks before. The company presents Shakespeare with a pantomime twist and it’s always a gloriously funny and family-friendly show.

Rome 44 BC Selfish Emperor Julius Caesar is sweating (and it’s not just the heat wave). His liberal Senators are a sharp pain in the ass. They’ve had enough! Rome is in chaos, confidence in the government is low, and the Emperor’s fate is written in the stars (or in the “guts of a goat”).

The peasants are revolting as literature’s most famous political coup gets the Oddsocks treatment. Expect the ripping of togas, the swinging of Roman swords, some absurd puppetry and the greatest battle scene five actors have ever created. In your marcus, getus setus, let the games begin!

Stage gave a 4 star review saying:

“Oddsocks excels in an entertaining show that works both as a farce and as a perfect introduction to Shakespeare.”

The show will take place on Tuesday, July 16 at the Bandstand, next to the Visitor Centre in Middleton Park. The show, which is suitable for all ages from 7 to 107, starts at 7pm.

The event is free, but the Friends of Middleton Park will be collecting buckets to help continue holding events like this at the park.

Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. An umbrella may be helpful as the show will go on rain or shine. Refreshments will be served at the visitor center.

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