Saturday 14 July, 7.30pm
Julius Caesar performed by Rainbow Factory as part of a two act performance with Edinburgh Theatre Arts
This performance, a new adaption of Julius Caesar is set on the Shankill Road, Belfast in the early 2000's during a loyalist feud. The play uses Shakespeare's tragedy to explore some of the themes of our recent past including the relationships between those in power and the role of violence in society.
It was performed on 16 April 2012 as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company Open Stages Showcase at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Their performance of Julius Caesar at the World Shakespeare Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon is restaged by Richard Howard (from an original adaptation directed by Tom Finlay).
About Rainbow Factory
YouthAction Northern Ireland's Rainbow Factory was launched in March 1990. It is one of the largest performing arts projects in Northern Ireland.
It runs 26 weekly classes in dance, drama and technical theatre for 400 young people aged 10 - 25 years from all communities, backgrounds and abilities in Belfast, Banbridge and Ballymena. In addition to taking part in the weekly classes members can through in-house auditions be involved in a range of performance opportunities.
Members are supported to their reach full potential personally, artistically and socially by being encouraged to develop their individual skills, as performers, facilitators, producers and peer educators.
YouthAction NI's 'The Company' is a semi-autonomous theatre group within the Rainbow Factory. Its members, aged 16- 25, are provided with performing and allied arts training in a safe, friendly, professional environment.
They develop and further knowledge, skills and experience to enable them to pursue careers in the professional arts industry, while and through, producing high quality theatre. The group is managed by a committee of young people elected from its members and supported by Rainbow Factory staff.