VenueGielgud Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From14th June 2018
Opened30th June 2018
To8th September 2018
WhenMon-Sat 19:00. Jun 30 at 13:30. Wed,Sat Mats 13:30
What is currently on at Gielgud Theatre (V395)

Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part I Conspirator

Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part I ConspiratorT981393361
Cicero, the greatest orator of his age, devoted all his energy and cunning to preserve the rule of law, and defend Rome's Republic against the predatory attacks of political rivals, discontented aristocrats, and would-be military dictators. Imperium follows Cicero's triumphs and disasters, through power struggles, civil wars, and personal highs and lows, told through the eyes of Tiro, his loyal secretary. A backstage view of Rome at its most bloody and brutal. Part I: Conspirator - Cicero is elected consul by a unanimous vote of the Roman people. Catiline, his aristocratic rival, is furious in defeat and refuses to accept the results of the election. He swears a blood oath to destroy Cicero, murder the government, and take Rome by force. Behind the conspiracy, Cicero suspects, lurks Julius Caesar - young, ruthless, popular with the Roman mob and greedy for absolute power. As law and order begins to break down, who controls the mob controls Rome: Cicero, Catiline, Caesar or the charming but vicious playboy, Publius Clodius?
Author Robert Harris
Adapted by Mike Poulton

Archive :: production:T981393361, play:S38108568, venue:V395

Production details

Following his stunning RSC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (2013/14), Mike Poulton turns his pen to the thrilling world of Ancient Rome with a brand new version of Robert Harris' best-selling Cicero novels. This epic event will be staged as six plays, presented in two performances, each with two intervals, and will be directed by RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran.


Company Royal Shakespeare Company
Company Playful Productions
Director Gregory Doran
Design Anthony Ward
Lighting Mark Henderson
Music Paul Englishby
Sound Claire Windsor
Performer Nicholas Boulton
Performer Guy Burgess
Performer Daniel Burke
Performer Jade Croot
Performer Peter de Jersey
Performer Joe Dixon
Performer John Dougall
Performer Michael Grady-Hall
Performer Oliver Johnstone
Performer Paul Kemp
Performer Joseph Kloska
Performer Patrick Knowles
Performer Richard McCabe
Performer Hywel Morgan
Performer David Nicolle
Performer Siobhan Redmond
Performer Patrick Romer
Performer Christopher Saul
Performer Eloise Secker
Performer Simon Thorp

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