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Theatre Information

Gielgud Theatre (London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

Schedule

Mondays: 7:00pm
Tuesdays: 7:00pm
Wednesdays: 1:30pm and 7:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00pm
Fridays: 7:00pm
Saturdays: 1:30pm and 7:00pm
Please check official website for specific information regarding Part 1 and Part 2.

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The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Playful Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer for acclaimed, historical two-part thriller IMPERIUM - I: Conspirator andII: Dictator,running for a limited engagement at London’s Gielgud Theatre from 14 June to 8 September 2018.

Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero trilogy is adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton as six one-act plays, presented in two performances, each with two intervals. Directed by RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, IMPERIUM transfers to London following its recent sold-out run at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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 Gaius Julius Caesar.
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BWW Review: IMPERIUM - I: CONSPIRATOR & II: DICTATOR, Gielgud TheatreBWW Review: IMPERIUM - I: CONSPIRATOR & II: DICTATOR, Gielgud Theatre
by Rona Kelly - July 2, 2018

Following on from a timely Rome Season, the Royal Shakespeare Company again looks to the past to inform the present, with a West End transfer of Imperium - I: Conspirator & II: Dictator. And who can blame them? With politics and personages all too familiar, Rome and its Republic make the perfect subject for audiences today. A historical (and hysterical) retelling, one particular detail unfortunately remains the same between then and now. (more...)