By William Shakespeare. Bell Shakespeare Company. Director: Peter Evans. Playhouse, Sydney Opera House. October 25 to November 26, 2011.
For four months this trimmed down and modernised adaptation of Julius Caesar has toured regional and metropolitan Australia, to land at the Sydney Opera House with the cast now as sharp as the daggers they use for the assassination.
Dressed in business suits, with swift movement across the stage, commentary on microphones, a bare set (save for one Roman column) and powder instead of blood, this production takes a little getting used to.