‘Game Of Thrones’ Actress Michelle Fairley To Star In ‘Julius Caesar’ At Bridge Theatre

By Debapriya Dutta on Apr 21, 2017 11:14 AM EDT

"Game of Thrones" actress Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn Stark in the series, is set to appear in one of the first plays to be staged at the new theatre at London's Tower Bridge, the Bridge Theatre.

Fairley will play the role Cassius in a new Julius Caesar production at the Bridge TheatreThe new Bridge Theatre in London is a 900-capacity venue. Founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, the two former bosses of the National Theatre, it will become the new home of their London Theatre Company.

According to BBC News, Michelle Fairley will play the role of Cassius in the play. This is not the first time Michelle Fairley has been cast in a play. She previously showed up in Shakespeare roles, which include Emilia from "Othello" and Lady Macbeth.

The new production on "Julius Caesar" at the Bridge Theatre will also feature some other big names. Besides Michelle Fairley playing Cassius, the play will feature David Morrissey as Mark Antony and Ben Whishaw as Brutus.

According to Social Magazine, "Young Marx" will be the first show to open the new Bridge Theatre. "Young Marx" is a comedy featuring Rory Kinnear playing the title, produced by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. "Young Marx" is set to open in October followed by Michelle Fairley starring in "Julius Caesar" after two months. Talking about the plays with BBC's Will Gompertz, Sir Nicholas described how "Young Marx" portraying the times just after he arrived in London.

 Sir Nicholas said, "He was living in two rooms in Soho - he was broke, restless, horny, brilliant, and had total emotional illiteracy, he was a complete mess". He further added "Surrounded by creditors, spies, people after his wife, he's got writer's block... it's certainly not the Marx you see on the tombstone at Highgate Cemetery". "Julius Caesar" will follow "Young Marx" and open in December. Fans are excited to see Michelle Fairley live in Bridge Theatre after her powerful performance in "Game of Thrones". And we are sure she will bring smiles on plenty of faces. After all, she is our beloved "Lady of Winterfell".

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