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Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part I Conspirator archiveCicero, 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? 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.
Performers Nicholas Boulton (Celer/Cassius), Guy Burgess (Sura/Lepidus), Daniel Burke (Sosithius/Marcus), Jade Croot (Tullia), Peter de Jersey (Caesar/Calenus), Joe Dixon (Cataline/Antony), John Dougall (Lucullus/Brutus), Michael Grady-Hall (Caato/Hiritius), Oliver Johnstone (Rufus/Octavian), Paul Kemp (Quintus), Joseph Kloska (Tiro), Patrick Knowles (Cethegus/Dolabella), Richard McCabe (Marcus Tullius Cicero), Hywel Morgan (Hybrida/Popilius), Lily Nichol (Pompeia/Flavia), David Nicolle (Crassus/Pansa), Pierro Niel-Mee), Siobhan Redmond (Terentia/Calpumia/Servilia), Patrick Romer (Isauricus/Piso), Jay Saighal (Numitorius/Decimus), Christopher Saul (Pompey/Murena/Trebonius/Isauricus Jnr), Eloise Secker (Clodia/Fulvia), Simon Thorp (Catulus/Casca).
Author Robert Harris. Adapted by Mike Poulton. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Gregory Doran. Design Anthony Ward. Lighting Mark Henderson. Music Paul Englishby. Sound Claire Windsor.

Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part I Conspirator

Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part I Conspirator (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1124967353. Details of all Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part I Conspirator archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S38108568

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