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).