Jenny Jules

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Julius Caesar

Role Cassius
Director Phyllida Lloyd
Donmar Warehouse/ St Ann's Warehouse New York

In December 2012 Jenny Jules opened in Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Shakespeare's tragedy of power and conspiracy - Julius Caesar - at the Donmar Warehouse.

Jenny starred as one of the leading roles of Cassius, a shrewd and talented Roman general who believes Caesar has become too powerful and must be removed.

The production opened to a host of praiseworthy reviews, with The Guardian's Michael Billington commenting on how "Lloyd's production proves that female actors can bring a fresh perspective to traditionally male roles."

Julius Caesar subsequently transferred to the St Anne's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York in September 2013 where it received a rapturous reception, with the New York Times' Ben Brantley describing the production as "gripping" and "embodied by a crackling troupe led by the stalwarts of British classical theater."

Jenny's performance as Cassius was repeatedly singled out for praise, as seen in the below reviews. 

Julius Caesar

Jenny Jules makes a fiery Cassius all too clearly aware of Brutus's errors Michael Billington
The Guardian

Ms. Jules is a marvelous, fuming, hissing Cassius, whose obsequious smiles cannot hide his toxic sourness. Ben Brantley
New York Times

Jules is Cassius, the tempter that pricks Brutus's high opinion of himself to set the plot in motion. She commands the stage so easily, I thought, "Who the heck is this?" That sense of discovery continued throughout Michael Glitz
The Huffington Post

Jenny Jules brings a raw derangement to Cassius. Henry Hitchings
The Evening Standard

Jenny Jules' passionate Cassius: fire to Brutus' calm reason WhatsOnStage
Maxwell Cooter

Jenny Jules’ visceral Cassius, alert to opportunity, quick to judgement. David Benedict

Frances Stevenson & Jessica Jackson
+44 (0)20 7393 4343
Email Frances Stevenson & Jessica Jackson
Jessica Jackson & Frances Stevenson
+44 (0)20 7393 4343
Email Jessica Jackson & Frances Stevenson