Oddsocks presents ‘Julius Caesar’ in the park

Friends of Middleton Park welcome back Oddsocks Theatre Company for a night of Shakespeare in the park next Tuesday (16 July 2024).

If you think that sounds a bit heavy for a Tuesday night, you clearly haven’t seen Oddsocks before. The company perform Shakespeare with a twist of pantomime and it’s always a gloriously funny, family-friendly show.

Rome 44BC. Egotistical Emperor Julius Caesar is sweating (and it’s not just the heatwave). His liberal Senators are a stabbing pain in the backside. They’ve had enough! Rome is in chaos, trust in the government is weak and the emperor’s fate is written in the stars (or the ‘entrails of a goat’).

The peasants are revolting as the most famous political coup in literature is given the Oddsocks treatment. Expect the tearing of togas, the swishing of roman swords, some preposterous puppetry and the biggest battle scene five actors have ever created. On your marcus, getus setus, let the games begin!

The Stage gave a 4 star review saying:

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

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

The event is free, but the Friends of Middleton Park will be taking a bucket collection to help them continue to stage events like this in the park.

Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit out on. An umbrella might be useful as the show will go ahead come rain or shine. Refreshments will be served in the visitor centre.


While you’re here, can we ask a favour?

South Leeds Life is published by a not-for-profit social enterprise. We keep our costs as low as possible but we’ve been hit by increases in the print costs for our monthly newspaper which have doubled in the last two years.

Could you help support local community news by making a one off donation, or even better taking out a supporters subscription?

Donate here, or sign up for a subscription at bit.ly/SLLsubscribe

Thank you for your support

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *