Trilogy

An inventive interpretation of Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and the Tempest by Phyllida Lloyd shown in cinemas and the BBC.

Phyllida Lloyd’s innovative take on three of Shakespeare’s key plays for the Donmar Warehouse features a diverse all-women cast, including Harriet Walter. Shaped by work in prisons and with ex-offenders, her interpretations draw on inmates’ stories of deprivation, violence, guilt and justice, locating the action of the plays traditionally dominated buy male performers inside the grey and sterile world of a women’s prison. 

Julius Caesar (originally seen at the Donmar in 2012), Henry IV (2014), and a new production of The Tempest were all performed in a purpose-built theatre behind King’s Cross Station in 2016. Julius Caesar was screened in cinemas during the summer of 2017 and was broadcast on BBC4 in June 2018. 

Find more about the Trilogy over at our blog here.