In Conversation: Robert Harris and Mike Poulton

Join us for an exclusive conversation before the world premiere of Imperium (Parts I and II).

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Thursday 16 November, 5 - 6pm
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Tickets £8

Join us for an exclusive conversation before the world premiere of Imperium the Cicero Plays (Parts I and II). Novelist Robert Harris and adaptor Mike Poulton discuss with historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes the writing process that brings the thrilling story of Ancient Rome in the Cicero trilogy to the stage, dramatised through six one-act plays, presented over two performances. 

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Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of best-selling political thrillers including FatherlandEnigma, Conclave and The Ghost, and the Cicero trilogy (Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator). His new novel Munich was published in September.

Mike Poulton

Mike Poulton is the writer, translator and adaptor of Robert Harris’ Cicero novels for our new productions, and his other work for the RSC includes Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (2013/14), Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and Malory's Morte D’Arthur (1996).

Bettany Hughes

Dr. Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, who has devoted the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past. Her books include Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore and The Hemlock Cup, Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life. Her most recent book is Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities.