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15 November 2011

BRITANNICUS by Jean Racine

Q&A with writer in Residence Timberlake Wertenbaker

Part political thriller, part family drama, Britannicus depicts twenty-four hours in the life of Emperor Nero that were to change the course of Roman history. Agrippina, widow of the Emperor Claudius, has paved the way for her son Nero to succeed to the throne ahead of his step-brother Britannicus. But as Nero's taste for power grows stronger, Agrippina struggles to keep control of her son as he edges Rome ever closer to catastrophe.

On Tuesday 15th November 2011, Freud Museum writer in residence Timberlake Wertenbake will be joined by members of the cast for a Q&A about the production, exploring how the work relates to Wertenbaker's work with the Freud Museum on creating and portraying "difficult" characters on stage.

"a fantastically volatile production, which leaves one glued to the actors' eyes, desperate for clues as to who will turn, and in what direction, next"
Britannicus 4 star Time Out (Critic's Choice)

A savage dissection of what happens when the personal and political worlds collide, Racine's classic play is brought to life in a new translation by Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Award-winner - and Freud Museum writer in residence - Timberlake Wertenbaker.

"well worth the detour to London's East End"
Britannicus 4 star The Guardian

Britannicus 4 star - Independent on Sunday,

Venue Details
Wilton’s Music Hall
Graces Alley
E1 8JB

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