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NEWS: Richard McCabe stars as Cicero in RSC adaptation of Robert Harris’ Imperium, Full cast

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Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s highly anticipated stage premiere of Robert Harris’ Roman trilogy, Imperium, which will be led by Olivier and Tony Award winner Richard McCabe (The Audience) as Cicero, Siobhan Redmon as his wife Terenia and Joseph Kloska as his servant Tiro.

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NEWS: RSC adapts Robert Harris’ Cicero novels for stage; New season announced

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Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran today announced the company’s winter 2017 season, including the world premiere of Imperium, an epic, two-part page-to-stage adaptation of Robert Harris‘ best-selling novels about Roman politician Cicero, adapted by Wolf Hall‘s Mike Poulton and directed by Doran, and the West End transfer of Helen Edmundson‘s new play Queen Anne, starring Romola Garai and Emma …

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Weekly Theatre Podcast: Threepenny Opera, Kenny Morgan, A Subject of Scandal & Concern

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This week the London theatre bloggers discuss Simon Stephens new version of Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera at the National, Mike Poulton’s take on Rattigan, Kenny Morgan, at the Arcola, and John Osborne revival A Subject of Scandal and Concern at the Finborough Theatre.

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KENNY MORGAN – Arcola Theatre

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The Deep Blue Sea is Terence Rattigan’s masterpiece (and about to play at the National Theatre). A young woman who has left her eminent older husband for an alcoholic young fighter-pilot is found at the start lying by a gas fire, being revived by down-at-heel neighbours after a suicide attempt in a shabby boarding-house. It is, in the end, redemptive. But in real life the three ill-starred lovers were men: young Kenny Morgan had left Rattigan for a younger lover and was being left in his turn by Alec Lennox. And Morgan died; Rattigan, after long minutes of silent shock at the news, resolved to make a play.

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KENNY MORGAN – Arcola Theatre

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‘You can’t start with a pause’ says Birdboot to Moon at the top of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, but Mike Poulton and director Lucy Bailey disprove this most successfully as Paul Keating lies before an unlit hissing gas fire in the opening scene of Kenny Morgan. It parallels Terrence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea where Hester Collyer attempts suicide when discarded by her virile, alcoholic younger lover.