See four of Shakespeare’s most gripping plays this winter as the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company brings its Rome MMXVII season to the Barbican.
This thrilling series explores the decadence, politics, power play and corruption of Ancient Rome, and charts the decline of the Roman empire.
Rising star Sope Dirisu plays a triumphant warrior who struggles when thrown into the world of Roman politics. 6-18 Nov
Shakespeare’s tale of politics and betrayal follows the victorious Caesar who falls victim to an ambitious coup. 24 Nov-20 Jan
Antony and Cleopatra
Discover what happened after Caesar was overthrown, as Mark Antony swaps ruling and military prowess for a passionate love affair with the Queen of Egypt. 30 Nov-20 Jan
Prepare yourself for one of Shakespeare’s most gruesome plays; families are torn apart in a story of brutal revenge in Rome. 7 Dec-19 Jan