Solihull Arts Complex

Julius Caesar Outdoor Show

Julius Caesar Outdoor Show

An Oddsocks twist on Shakespeare's classic tragedy, performed outdoors in Solihull's scenic Brueton Park.

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!

Suitable for all from 7-107! 


“Hugely funny” (The Stage) company are on the road with their “energetic, downright silly, utterly professional and totally inventive theatre” (East Midlands Theatre Review).

“Outrageously funny, a joy, with neatly-engineered slapstick”  NOTTINGHAM POST 

"Oddsocks excels in an entertaining show which succeeds as both farce and a perfect introduction to Shakespeare."  THE STAGE ★★★★ 

Gather up your friends, pack a picnic, and bring along your own seat or blanket to enjoy this fantastic outdoor show performed lakeside in Brueton Park. Please dress appropriately for the weather - the show will go ahead, come rain or shine (unless in the case of extreme weather)!

Early booking is highly recommended, as our outdoor shows have previously sold out, and tickets are more expensive on the gate! 

Information about The Core Theatre's outdoor shows in Brueton Park

  • Seating is not provided. Audiences bring their own folding seat, blanket, waterproof coats, bin liners to sit on
  • Dress appropriately for the weather - the show will go ahead, come rain or shine! In the case of extreme weather, updates will be provided online at
  • Gates will open at 5pm for a 6pm start.
  • Food and drink is allowed in the arena.
  • Tickets to the performance are limited to 450 to ensure that everyone can see and hear adequately.
  • If you choose tickets for "collection", these are available to collect from the Core Theatre Box Office up until the day before the show. After this, they will be printed and taken to the park for collection at the gate.
  • Ticket prices will increase on the gate to £22 adult, £17 concession, £14 child, £54 family
  • Toilets are available in the nearby Parkridge Nature Centre until after the interval. There will also be a portaloo onsite. 
  • There is a small car park at the Old Warwick Road entrance - parking is not guaranteed.
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome to attend, but must be kept on a lead! We ask that you keep them away from other customers' picnics and that they do not disturb the actors or other customers. If they get restless or need to do their business at any stage, please take them to the far end of the arena, and clean up after them.
  • No cycling or ball games in the Arena please - due to close proximity of others with food etc. 

Book Tickets

Advance Ticket Prices: £20 adult, £15 concession, £12 child, £52 family (2 adults & 2 children)

Gates open at 5pm | Show starts at 6pm

Running Time: 2 hours 20 mins (including interval)

Age Guidance: 7 years and up

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