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- TitleJulius CaesarStart Date13/06/1956End Date16/06/1956AbstractShakespeare’s famous telling of the bloody, conniving and murderous Roman empire around the rule and death of Julius Caesar.AuthorWilliam ShakespeareDirectorPeter O’ShaughnessyMusic DirectorDavid KentDesignerPhilip SargeantCompanyTin Alley PlayersVenueUnion TheatreAwardMurray Sutherland Prize for Dramatic Arts for 1956 to Mr David Niven for his performance as Cassius in Julius Ceasar.CastDavid Niven, Noel Ferrier, Hugh McDermott, Richard Pratt, Lionel Friedman, Marcel Cugola, Ray Lunney, Philip Sargeant, George Amos, John Collins, Peter de Berenger, Keith Wiltshire, David Fopp, Wyn McAlipn, Terry Brady, Barbara Norris, Judy Cross, David Connor, Bob Beckwith, Anne Stock.ReferencesProgram 1; Minutes; Farrago – 1956PhotoFarrago, (“Tame”), 26th June 1956, p.7, ‘Pratt and Ferrier’.ReviewsFive reviews of varything length, none of which have an indentifiable source. Most are scathing or tepid, though one defends the actors from a “guffawing audience”. Almost all reviews however single out David Niven for praise as Cassius.Resources