This show finished on Monday 20 January 2014, and this page is being kept for archival purposes only.

Dates

Monday 20 January

Price

£3/£2.50

Author

James Beagon

Venue

Bedlam Theatre

Part of Bedlam Festival 2014

“Slaves were corrupted against their masters, freedmen against their patrons; and those who had no enemy were crushed by their friends.”

An emperor, a future emperor and the woman of their desires. Nero and Otho, once friends, contest for the affection of Poppaea Sabina; a woman, says Tacitus, “possessed of all advantages but a character.”

‘Imperator’ aims to bring figures of Roman history to life, through a mixture of historical research and dramatic devising. Who were the real people behind these names and titles? Can actions be reframed by intentions? Can the monster and the myth really be the same as the man?

Blood, betrayal and intrigue in the reign of the Emperor Nero and beyond. A conflict between love and ambition.


Cast and Crew

Director
James Beagon
Assistant Director/Technical Manager
Lucija Vihar
Producer
Jonathan Langley
Stage Manager
Rosamund Fitzmaurice
Otho
Eleanor Drinkwater
Nero
Emeline Beroud
Poppaea Sabina
Sophie Harris
Equester
Jacob Close
Suetonius Laetus
Rachel Bussom
Sempronius Densus
Finlay McAfee
Sulpicius Florus
Florence Bedell Brill
Galba
Adam Butler
Piso Licinianus
Katya Moncrieff
Burrus
Ella Rogers
Seneca
Daniel Orejon
Octavia
Emily Ingram
Vitellius
Hannah Bradley

Tickets