I, Cinna (the poet)

Location: Unicorn Theatre

February 5, 2020 - February 21, 2020

  • Written and performed by Tim Crouch
  • Directed by Naomi Wirthner

The poet Cinna hardly says a word in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar before he’s mistaken for someone else and torn to pieces by an angry mob. He’s Shakespeare’s unluckiest character. Now Cinna searches for the subject of his next poem and invites us, the audience, to write with him, live.

This brilliantly clear introduction to Julius Caesar is a unique and warmly engaging solo show about words and actions, art, protest and power.

Tim Crouch is an internationally renowned playwright and theatre-maker. I, Cinna (the poet) is the fifth play in a series about Shakespeare’s minor characters. Tim’s recent play Beginners premiered at the Unicorn in 2018 and won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play for Young Audiences.

For National Poetry Day 2019, we spoke to Tim Crouch about I, Cinna (the poet). Go to our news page to read it.

Age guide: 11-14

Book here.