Imperium: The Cicero Plays

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After 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 power politics in the ancient Rome of Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero trilogy, staged as six plays over two performances, directed by Gregory Doran.

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 secretay. A backstage view of Rome at its most bloody and brutal.

Imperium Part I: Conspirator

Imperium Part I: Conspirator

16 November 2017 - 10 February 2018

Swan Theatre

After 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 power politics in the ancient Rome of Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero trilogy, staged as six plays over two performances, directed by Gregory Doran.

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Imperium Part II: Dictator

Imperium Part II: Dictator

23 November 2017 - 10 February 2018

Swan Theatre

After 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 power politics in the ancient Rome of Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero trilogy, staged as six plays over two performances, directed by Gregory Doran.

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Director Talk: Imperium - The Cicero Plays

Director Talk: Imperium - The Cicero Plays

2 December 2017

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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