Imperium II: Dictator


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 II: Dictator at the Gielgud Theatre from the RSC

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Gielgud Theatre
Starts: Thursday 21 June 2018
Closes: Saturday 8 September 2018
Running time:2 hrs 45 mins + 2 x 15 min intervals
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Following his stunning RSC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (2013/14), Mike Poulton turned his pen to the thrilling world of Ancient Rome with a brand-new version of Robert Harris' best-selling Cicero Trilogy.


After a sell-out season in the Swan Theatre, Gregory Doran's epic, acclaimed productions of Imperium: The Cicero Plays, based on the bestselling Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris and adapted by Mike Poulton, will transfer to London's Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited Season from 14 June.


Richard McCabe and Joseph Kloska will reprise their roles as Cicero and Tiro.


Synopsis


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.


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 21 June 2018

Press night:Saturday 30 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 8 September 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Intervals:2

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Intervals:2

Tickets


Standard:
From £38

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Cast


Richard McCabe - Cicero

Joseph Kloska - Tiro


And ...


Nicholas Boulton

Guy Burgess

Daniel Burke

Jade Croot

Peter De Jersey

Joe Dixon

John Dougall

Michael Grady-Hall

Oliver Johnstone

Paul Kemp

Patrick Knowles

Hywel Morgan

David Nicolle

Siobhan Redmond

Patrick Romer

Christopher Saul

Eloise Secker

Simon Thorp


Additional casting to be announced


Creatives


Author: Robert Harris, adapted by Mike Poulton
Director: Gregory Doran
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company

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