A RENOWNED theatre company is bringing Julius Caesar to Hexham.

Shakespeare's Globe will perform the play on Friday, June 24 at 7.30pm in the grounds of Hexham Abbey.

Katy Taylor, Artistic Director and Chief Executive at the Queen's Theatre, which is producing Hexham Abbey's performance, said: "We're delighted to be working with Shakespeare's Globe to bring this year's nationwide Globe on Tour series to audiences in the North East - with a special outdoor performance of Julius Caesar taking place here in Hexham.

"We're encouraging people to grab a picnic blanket and make the most of the opportunity to see Shakespeare's timeless tragedy in the beautiful grounds of Hexham Abbey."

Hexham Courant: PERFORM: Omar Bynon as Cobbler. Image: Helen MurrayPERFORM: Omar Bynon as Cobbler. Image: Helen Murray

This production features depictions of war, self-harm, suicide, profanity and offensive language.

It contains violence, stage blood and weapons including guns and knives.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Shakespeare's Globe and award-winning director, Diane Page, said: "I'm so excited to bring my production of Julius Caesar straight from the Globe Theatre in London to tour across the UK."

Hexham Courant: THEATRE: Charlotte Bate as Cassius and Jack Myers as Casca. Image: Helen MurrayTHEATRE: Charlotte Bate as Cassius and Jack Myers as Casca. Image: Helen Murray

"These past few years have revealed more than ever how betrayal, division, and cunning rhetoric are not just traits belonging to Ancient Rome," she added.

No seating will be provided at the Abbey. Tickets can be booked here: https://www.queenshall.co.uk/events/julius-caesar.