Following their acclaimed sell-out season in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s IMPERIUM plays, based on the bestselling Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris, transfer to London’s Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season from Thursday 14th June to 8th September 2018.
Told through the watchful eyes of Cicero’s loyal secretary, IMPERIUM I: CONSPIRATOR chronicles how the great orator’s early success unwittingly paves the way for a brutal and bloody end to the Republic.
With Rome in chaos at the beginning of IMPERIUM II: DICTATOR, Cicero must use all his brilliance to restore the power of the Senate from the civic mob and their would-be Emperor: one Julius Caesar.
Featuring Olivier and Tony Award-winner Richard McCabe (The Audience) as Cicero and Joseph Kloska (The Crown, RSC’s Written on the Heart) as Tiro, audiences can choose to enjoy the plays, from RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and adapted by Mike Poulton (Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies), as one riveting theatrical event or two unmissable historical thrillers.
“ROBERT HARRIS’S CICERO EPIC IS AN EXHILARATING AND TIMELY POLITICAL DRAMA.” – The Guardian
IMPERIUM I: CONSPIRATOR
Booking Period: 14 June – 8 September 2018
Running Time: 3 hours 40 mins including two 15 minute intervals.
Age Restrictions: To be confirmed