The Emperor archive"His majesty knew that a joke was a dangerous form of opposition." Master of transformation Kathryn Hunter brings to life an extraordinary fable of corruption, avarice and the collapse of absolute power. A world premiere based on the astonishing book by legendary journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski, from the team that brought you Kafka's Monkey. Hunter creates a mesmerising cast of characters, all servants to a despotic ruler on the brink of downfall. In a kingdom obsessed with title and tradition, the lowly and the loyal have incredible stories to tell.


Kathryn Hunter, Temesgen Zekele


Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Adapted by: Colin Teevan
Producer(s): Young Vic, HOME, Les Theatres de Luxembourg
Director: Walter Meierjohann
Design(s): Ti Green, Louis Price (video design)
Lighting: Mike Gunning
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The Emperor

The Emperor (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01652539123. Details of all The Emperor archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S170858684

Archive Listings

28 Sep 16
8 Oct 16
Home Theatre
Greater Manchester
3 Sep 16
24 Sep 16
The Young Vic
West End
Greater London

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