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Imperium II: Dictator

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.

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

Delivery Method

Collect at the venue on the day (the venue may require a form of ID).


3 hours 20 minutes including two intervals

Requesting a Refund

No refunds after purchase.

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)



Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR

Latest customer reviews

  • Imperium II

    6 September 2018

    More successful than the rather unconvincing first part with outstanding lead performances and clever staging. Lasts 3 1/2 hours with 2 15 minute intervals but it doesn't drag and always kept me engaged. Both parts work well in their own right but seeing them in the same day works even better. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience

    Amir Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Wonderful performance

    31 August 2018

    This follow up from Imperium was most enjoyable. I highly recommend it!

    Marta Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • What a treat.

    30 August 2018

    High politics, history, war, humour, violence and a hint of sex what more could anyone want. Each and every actor was amazing and gave a stunning performance. We loved the Imperium plays so much we have seen part I and II twice, that says it all really.

    Caro Strob Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Impressive

    30 August 2018

    Upholding the expected standards of the RSC this production is impressively mounted and superbly played.

    Patrick Confirmed ticket purchaser

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