Imperium II: Dictator tickets are now available for this strictly limited run at the Gielgud Theatre.
The second part of this two part saga opens with Rome under total chaos. Cicero must harness his quick wits to outsmart the civic mob, prevent Julius Ceasar from overtaking the throne and restore power to the Senate. This historical thriller from Royal Shakespeare Company comes after a critically acclaimed sell-out season in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Mike Poulton, previously known for his incredible RSC adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, has rewritten the histories of Ancient Rome with his adaptation of Robert Harris’ best-selling novels dubbed the Cicero Trilogy. Directed by Gregory Doran, these acclaimed RSC productions of Imperium enjoyed a sold-out season in the Swan Theatre and are now preparing to transfer to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre. Imperium II: Dictator will play for a strictly limited season from 21 June-8 September. Reprising their roles from the original run will be Tony Award-winner Richard McCabe (The Audience) as Cicero and Joseph Kloska (The Crown, RSC's Written on the Heart) as Tiro.
Cicero has retired from politics and Julius Caesar has become dictator and commander of Rome’s armies following the civil war. When Julius Caesar is assassinated it seems that the Republic will be restored but as the streets run riot power slowly begins to fall to Mark Antony. In an attempt to keep Antony from imposing a military dictatorship on Rome Cicero forms an alliance with the great-nephew and heir of Julius Caesar, the 19-year-old Octavian. Cicero is assured of his ability to control the boy and use him to destroy Antony. In Cicero’s attempt to save the Republic, has he actually doomed it?
Don't forget to catch the beginning of this unmissable theatrical event full of political intrigue. Imperium I: Conspirator sets the stage.
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