Imperium I: Conspirator Tickets

Gielgud Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Performance Timings
Monday - 19:00
Tuesday - 19:00
Wednesday - 19:00
Thursday - 19:00
Friday - -
Saturday 13:30 19:00
Sunday - -
Show Info

Book Imperium I: Conspirator Tickets


Following their acclaimed sell-out season in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Imperium plays, based on the bestselling Cicero Novels by Robert Harris, transfer to London’s Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season from 14 June.

Imperium is presented in two plays, which can be enjoyed as independent historical thrillers, or together as one unmissable theatrical event.

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 Julius Caesar.

Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and adapted by Mike Poulton (Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies), the Imperium plays feature Olivier and Tony Award-winner Richard McCabe (The Audience) as Cicero and Joseph Kloska (The Crown, RSC’s Written on the Heart) as Tiro. 

***** “Robert Harris’s Roman triumph is an exhilarating political drama” Guardian

**** “Strikingly relevant. A must-see drama” The Times 

**** “Richard McCabe is magnificent as Cicero” The Times 

**** “Hail Cicero! A hugely impressive accomplishment” Daily Mail

**** “The West Wing in blood-soaked togas” Evening Standard 

**** “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” Telegraph

**** “A fine sense of spectacle and a strong narrative pulse” Evening Standard

***** “All the panache and pace of a Netflix box set” Whatsonstage

Important information

Running time
Booking Until
Sat, 8 September 2018
Venue Info

Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR


Access description: One 10cm step up into the foyer, through swing doors. Box Office on the right. There is a sofa in the foyer. Handrails on both sides of staircases. All steps are highlighted. Dress Circle up 3 steps (2 steep steps between rows). Ramp available to give level access to front of Dress Circle. 20 steps down to the Stalls and 30 up to the Upper Circle from an entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue to the right of the main foyer entrance. The upper circle also has two steep steps between each row.

Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 15 headsets + 2 which attach tp haring aides – collect your headsets from the cloakroom: name and address required. The best reception is in the front area of all levels of the auditorium. Induction loop at the Box Office.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium. Alternatively, staff are happy to dog-sit for 2 guide dogs per performance.

Disabled Access: Entrance to the auditorium is through the third side EXIT door on Rupert Street. Ask a member of staff to open this for you. One 12cm step up to the front of the Dress Circle. Venue suitable for scooters. B5 + B30 are wheelchair spaces. Companions to be seated in B6 + B29. Seats on the end of row B also act as transfer seats.

Toilets: 16 steps up to the women's and men's from the foyer. There are toilets situated on all levels of the auditorium.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet in foyer near the bar