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‘A ROMAN TRIUMPH’

THE GUARDIAN

Quotes & Reviews

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Imperium

BASED ON THE CICERO TRILOGY BY
ROBERT HARRIS

ADAPTED BY MIKE POULTON

REVIEWS FROM THE SWAN THEATRE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

West End Reviews

"STRIKINGLY RELEVANT - A MUST-SEE DRAMA"

The Times

"RICHARD MCCABE IS MAGNIFICENT AS CICERO "

The Times

"THIS ROMAN EPIC IS BROUGHT TO GLORIOUS, GORY, VIVID LIFE"

Metro

"INTRICATE, ABSORBING AND UNFAILINGLY VIVID"

Metro

"CHILLINGLY PERTINENT. THERE IS AN IMPERATIVE TO SEE IMPERIUM"

Daily Telegraph

"A FINE SENSE OF SPECTACLE AND A STRONG NARRATIVE PULSE "

Evening Standard


REVIEWS FROM THE SWAN THEATRE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

"ROBERT HARRIS’S CICERO EPIC IS A ROMAN TRIUMPH – AN EXHILARATING AND TIMELY POLITICAL DRAMA."

Guardian

"BEAUTIFULLY ACTED BY RICHARD MCCABE IN A CAREER-DEFINING PERFORMANCE."

Guardian

"THE WEST WING IN BLOOD-SOAKED TOGAS"

Evening Standard

"A TREMENDOUS SHOW THAT TAKES US TO THE HEART OF ANCIENT ROME."

Guardian

"MASTER ADAPTER, MIKE POULTON EXCELS AGAIN."

Independent

"DYNAMIC EPIC THEATRE PRESENTED WITH TERRIFIC ENERGY AND CLARITY."

Independent

"THE RSC AND MIKE POULTON HERE REPEAT THEIR TRICK OF TURNING FICTIONAL ACCOUNTS OF HISTORICAL POWER GAMES INTO PLAIN-SPEAKING, PROPULSIVE, EPIC THEATRE."

The Times

"GREGORY DORAN’S SMOOTH PRODUCTION OCCUPIES AN ELEGANT, UNCHANGING SET BY ANTHONY WARD."

Sunday Times

"POULTON’S ADAPTATION EXPERTLY CONDENSES AND MAKES CLEAR ALL THE COMPLEX MACHINATIONS AND POWER PLAYS… IT’S QUITE A FEAT."

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