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Imperium Part I: Conspirator | Adaption by Mike Poulton

16th November 2017 to 10th February 2018

Venue Royal Shakespeare Company
Prices £16.00
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16th January 2018 19:00

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16th January 2018 16:45

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10th February 2018 13:00

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10th February 2018 10:45

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10th January 2018 13:00

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29th January 2018 19:00

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

PART I: CONSPIRATOR

Cicero is elected consul by a unanimous vote of the Roman people. Catiline, his aristocratic rival, is furious in defeat and refuses to accept the results of the election. He swears a blood oath to destroy Cicero, murder the government, and take Rome by force. Behind the conspiracy, Cicero suspects, lurks Julius Caesar – young, ruthless, popular with the Roman mob and greedy for absolute power. As law and order begins to break down, who controls the mob controls Rome: Cicero, Catiline, Caesar or the charming but vicious playboy, Publius Clodius?