Wilton’s is the oldest surviving Grand Music Hall in the world. It belongs to the first generation of public house music halls that appeared in London during the 1850s and which, only fifty years later, had all but disappeared.
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.
“well worth the detour to London’s East End”
“full of powerful feelings”
“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”
Time Out (Critic’s Choice)
“a warm-blooded and gripping account”