"I, Cinna (The Poet) has one short scene in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar where he is mistaken for someone else and killed by the mob. Now, in a new play by Tim Crouch, this unlucky man is given a chance to tell his story. Written for ages 11+, I, Cinna (The Poet) is a fusion of theatre, multimedia and creative writing tasks. Cinna asks his young audience to consider the relationship between words and actions, art and politics, self and society. During the performance he asks us to write alongside him: a small poem on a big theme. This is the fifth in Tim Crouch's series of plays inspired by Shakespeare's minor characters. Originally commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival"
Tim Crouch is a playwright, actor and director. His work includes My Arm, An Oak Tree, ENGLAND - A Play for Galleries and The Author. For the RSC, Tim has directed productions of The Taming of the Shrew and King Lear for young audiences. He has also written a body of work for the I, Shakespeare collection: I, Malvolio, I, Banquo, I, Caliban and I, Peaseblossom. Oberon Books publishes I, Shakespeare and Tim Crouch Plays One.