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

Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part II Dictator

Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part II DictatorT0349277668
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 II: Dictator - Cicero has retired from politics. Julius Caesar - dictator, and commander of Rome's armies - is assassinated. Cicero sees his death as an opportunity to restore the Republic but the assassins, Brutus and Cassius, dither as power in Rome begins to fall into the lap of Mark Antony. Determined to prevent Antony imposing a military dictatorship on Rome, Cicero forms an unlikely alliance with the 19-year-old great-nephew and heir of Julius Caesar. Confident that he can control the boy and use him to destroy Mark Antony, Cicero sets out to save the Republic.
Author Robert Harris
Adapted by Mike Poulton

Archive :: production:T0349277668, play:S01515030748, 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.

Production Changes

13 Mar 18
C:Royal Shakespeare Company, I:Gregory Doran, S:Anthony Ward, L:Mark Henderson, M:Paul Englishby, U:Claire Windsor, P:Nicholas Boulton (Celer/Cassius), P:Guy Burgess (Sura/Lepidus), P:Daniel Burke (Sosithius/Marcus), P:Jade Croot (Tullia), P:Peter de Jersey (Caesar/Calenus), P:Joe Dixon (Cataline/Antony), P:John Dougall (Lucullus/Brutus), P:Michael Grady-Hall (Caato/Hiritius), P:Oliver Johnstone (Rufus/Octavian), P:Paul Kemp (Quintus), P:Joseph Kloska (Tiro), P:Patrick Knowles (Cethegus/Dolabella), P:Richard McCabe (Marcus Tullius Cicero), P:Hywel Morgan (Hybrida/Popilius), P:Lily Nichol (Pompeia/Flavia), P:David Nicolle (Crassus/Pansa), P:Pierro Niel-Mee), P:Siobhan Redmond (Terentia/Calpumia/Servilia), P:Patrick Romer (Isauricus/Piso), P:Jay Saighal (Numitorius/Decimus), P:Christopher Saul (Pompey/Murena/Trebonius/Isauricus Jnr), P:Eloise Secker (Clodia/Fulvia), P:Simon Thorp (Catulus/Casca)


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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