Caligula

Albert Camus, adapted by David Greig
KCS Theatre Company
C Chambers Street

David Greig's savagely funny translation of Caligula is performed with verve by the young talented cast from Kings College School.

It's a ruthlessly dark play about the Roman Emperor's reign of terror as he struggles to find the meaning of life following the death of his beloved sister.

His government is in disarray, unruly and divided. There are many echoes to present day politics in Britain today as social order is going to pot and power mad Caligula is running the country into chaos.

The debate between passion and politics was cleverly explored but in the end Caligula was turning philosophy into corpses.

Tightly directed by Adam Cross this was a disturbing yet powerful play.

Reviewer: Robin Strapp