If you were unable to catch the
original run in December then get set to grab this golden opportunity to
experience the magnificent spectacular production in the West End. For the
lovers of Ancient history and admirers of Cicero trilogy, Imperium II: Dictator
is a must watch brilliant adaptation.
In the year 2017, the show
enjoyed a completely sold-out premiere at the RSC. Now, the show is all set to
make its return for a limited run of 12 week at the Gielgud Theatre. Mike
Poulton’s show is adapted from fanovelist Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero
trilogy. The show is truly a historical thriller featuring six one-act plays in
two parts; Imperium I: Conspirator and Imperium II: Dictator.
The shows beautifully depict the
downfall of the Republic of Rome, as well as immense influence of philosopher
and orator Cicero. The show, Imperium II: Dictator revolves around Cicero and
how he tries to use his own brilliance for the restoration of power to the
Senate. This action has been taken by him to stop the increasing civic mob and
their leader Julius Caesar.
The lead role of Cicero is
portrayed by Richard McCabe along with Joseph Kloska as his servant Tiro. He is
the narrator of this production. McCabe is a hugely famous and talented Tony
and Olivier Award-winning actor. Some of his critically acclaimed works are The
Audience, and also known for BBC’s Collateral. In the Netflix’s The Crown,
Kloska is known for amazing performance.
Other cast members are Nicholas
Boulton, Guy Burgess, Daniel Burke, Jade Croot, Peter De Jersey, Joe Dixon,
John Dougall, Michael Grady-Hall, Oliver Johnstone, Paul Kemp, Patrick Knowles,
Hywel Morgan, David Nicolle, Siobhan Redmond, Patrick Romer, Christopher Saul,
Eloise Secker and Simon Thorp. Under the superb direction of Gregory Doran, the
show is a complete treat to watch along with artistic Director of the RSC. Mike
Poulton has adapted for the stage known for critically-acclaimed adaptations of
Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Other members of creative team includes
designer Anthony Ward, lighting designer Mark Henderson and sound designer
Claire Windsor, with compositions by Paul Englishby.