A timely political thriller, steeped in the glitz and glamour of modern day Rome.
Welcome to a blistering arena of power where the corrosive effects of unchecked authoritarianism pervade every corner of society.
Son or pawn? Lover or manipulator? Brother or usurper? Britannicus is a chilling portrait of a dictator’s rise to power.
Agrippina – desperate to cling onto power – has ensured her son, Nero, is the Roman Emperor, in place of his adopted brother and the rightful heir. Nero’s own obsessions turn a once virtuous ruler into an oppressive tyrant. His path to power is paved with deceit, corruption and cruelty.
Britannicus is translated and adapted by Olivier Award-winning writer Timberlake Wertenbaker in a stunning new production by Atri Banerjee, named by The Stage as one of the top 25 artists to watch in 2022 and beyond and stars Nathaniel Curtis (It’s A Sin) in the title role of Britannicus.
Featuring: Shyvonne Ahmmad, Nigel Barrett, Nathaniel Curtis, Hanna Khogali, Helena Lymbery, Sirine Saba, and William Robinson.