Former convict Brutus Jones, with the help of his double-crossing ally Smithers, talks his way into the dictatorship of a West Indian island. When the people revolt he is forced to try to escape, but the trackers are on his trail and he is working his way through his bullets.

This production of The Emperor Jones was first staged, to much acclaim, at the Gate in 2005. Director Thea Sharrock reconceived it for the Olivier stage, while Paterson Joseph returns in the lead role.

Playing as part of the Travelex £10 season.

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