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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?

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Author: Robert Harris
Adapted by: Mike Poulton
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Archive listings for Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Part I Conspirator

Work type: Play.

T981393361

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.
14 Jun 18 to 8 Sep 18Gielgud Theatre, West End :: V395
listing details L1293333931

T1124967353

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. Director Gregory Doran. Design Anthony Ward. Lighting Mark Henderson. Music Paul Englishby. Sound Claire Windsor. Performer Nicholas Boulton (Celer/Cassius). Performer Guy Burgess (Sura/Lepidus). Performer Daniel Burke (Sosithius/Marcus). Performer Jade Croot (Tullia). Performer Peter de Jersey (Caesar/Calenus). Performer Joe Dixon (Cataline/Antony). Performer John Dougall (Lucullus/Brutus). Performer Michael Grady-Hall (Caato/Hiritius). Performer Oliver Johnstone (Rufus/Octavian). Performer Paul Kemp (Quintus). Performer Joseph Kloska (Tiro). Performer Patrick Knowles (Cethegus/Dolabella). Performer Richard McCabe (Marcus Tullius Cicero). Performer Hywel Morgan (Hybrida/Popilius). Performer Lily Nichol (Pompeia/Flavia). Performer David Nicolle (Crassus/Pansa). Performer Pierro Niel-Mee). Performer Siobhan Redmond (Terentia/Calpumia/Servilia). Performer Patrick Romer (Isauricus/Piso). Performer Jay Saighal (Numitorius/Decimus). Performer Christopher Saul (Pompey/Murena/Trebonius/Isauricus Jnr). Performer Eloise Secker (Clodia/Fulvia). Performer Simon Thorp (Catulus/Casca).
16 Nov 17 to 10 Feb 18Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V136
listing details L1589997907

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