Author(s): Jean Racine, translated and adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Company: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
Power and succession are in the very bones of Rome. Agrippina, desperate to cling onto power, has ensured her son, Nero, is the Roman Emperor, in place of his half-brother and the rightful heir. But the corridors of power and Nero’s own obsession turn a once virtuous ruler into an oppressive tyrant.