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Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part II Dictator 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 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. 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.

Cast/Performers

Nicholas Boulton, Guy Burgess, Daniel Burke, Jade Croot, Peter de Jersey, Joe Dixon, John Dougall, Michael Grady-Hall, Oliver Johnstone, Paul Kemp, Joseph Kloska, Patrick Knowles, Richard McCabe, Hywel Morgan, David Nicolle, Siobhan Redmond, Patrick Romer, Christopher Saul, Eloise Secker, Simon Thorp

Creatives/Company

Author: Robert Harris
Adapted by: Mike Poulton
Company(s): Royal Shakespeare Company, Playful Productions
Director: Gregory Doran
Design: Anthony Ward
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Music: Paul Englishby
Sound: Claire Windsor
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Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part II Dictator

Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part II Dictator (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0349277668. Details of all Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part II Dictator archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01515030748

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14 Jun 18
to
8 Sep 18
Gielgud Theatre
West End
Greater London

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