Jean Racine's classic play Britannicus is a chilling study of the emergence of a monster, as Emperor Nero begins to take Rome in his grip. Timberlake Wertenbaker's translation premiered at Wilton's Music Hall, London, in October 2011.
'Anexcellent new translation.' Guardian
'Timberlake Wertenbaker's beautifully distilled adaptation . . . Exhilarating theatre.' Time Out (Critic's Choice)
'An astute, gripping evening.' Sunday Telegraph
'At once a thriller, a study of jealousy, and a treatise on power and its responsibilities.' Independent on Sunday
'Powerful.' What's on Stage
'Gripping.' The Stage