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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 and II: 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.

Imperium I: Conspirator reviews

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6 Sep 2018

Brilliantly acted and well-staged but slightly disappointing none the less, I think because of the difficulty in explaining the motivations of characters as complex and disparate as Clodius, Caesar, Crassus and Cataline. Where it does work well is in drawing out the character of Cicero and his pivotal role but unconscious role in the destruction of the Roman republic. Fantastic central performance.

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5 Sep 2018

Stunning production and acting. History bought to life.

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29 Aug 2018


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29 Aug 2018

Great book. Could be better suited to a Netflix or BBC Drama series. As a play or series of plays it tries to cover too much in 3 hours. As a result it is barely digestible.

Sherralyn Rainey
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21 Aug 2018

Stunning. Ancient Rome with a modern twist. Absolutely engrossing and can’t wait to see part two. X


Access Information

For access bookings please call 0344 482 5137

Captioned performance: Thursday 2nd August (Part 1) and Friday 3 August (Part 2), 7.00pm

Audio described performance: Thursday 9 August (Part 1) and Friday 10 August (Part 2), 7.00pm


Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after purchase.


3 hours 20 minutes including two intervals

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email.

If you have chosen collect at box office please print the confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.

If you have chosen to receive tickets by post, the tickets will be dispatched approximately 2-3 days after purchase.

Offers Information

Imperium is a two part, two show thriller – I: Conspirator and II: Dictator – which will play together across the limited 12 week run.

It is possible to see both shows separately, consecutively, or together on the same day. 

Imperium is best experienced through both parts, as one theatrical event, however both productions can be enjoyed independently.

Suitable For Children

Children are welcome at all Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, but this may be subject to individual production age restrictions due to content. If any age restrictions for productions apply we shall advise you prior to the performance.

All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats, entry could be refused.

All patrons, regardless of age, must present a valid ticket to gain entry to the theatre. Please ensure that any children or infants for whom you are responsible also have a valid ticket. Your child should be able to sit unaided within the purchased seat. We do not allow children to be seated on an adult’s lap or babes in arms. 

When Can I Go

14 June 2018 to 8 September 2018

Previews: 14 to 29 June 2018

Monday to Saturday Evenings: 7pm

Wednesday Matinee (& Thursday 28 June Matinee) & Saturday Matinees: 1.30pm

Where Do I Go

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6AR

Tube: Piccadilly Circus (approx. 250m), Charing Cross (approx. 550m)

Train: Charing Cross (approx. 550m)