Pro Patria Mori

“There’s nothing proper about what you do

But at least try to kill me properly”

43BC. Julius Caesar is dead and the future of Rome is waiting to be claimed. For Cicero, exiled to his country estate, it is a chance to restore the system of politics under which he flourished. For Mark Antony, it is a chance for absolute power – and revenge. As alliances form, Cicero is condemned and the man of letters must decide whether to flee to safety or stay to meet his fate.

Written in blank verse in the style of a Greek tragedy, Pro Patria Mori charts the reversal of Cicero’s fortunes. Once the most powerful man in Rome, he is now a wanted man who must decide what is more important: his principles or his life?

(Text from Camdram)

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George Johnson
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Eimear Ryan Charleton
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Seun Adekoya and Eimear Ryan Charleto
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Seun Adekoya, Eimear Ryan Charleton and Eleanor Booton
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Robin McFarland
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Štefan Benčík and Robin McFarland
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Raphael Schmetterling
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Joe Sefton and Eimear Ryan Charleton
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Alexandra Boulton
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Raphael Schmetterling and Alexandra Boulton
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Raphael Schmetterling, Seun Adekoya, Alexandra Boulton and Eimear Ryan Charleto
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Seun Adekoya and Joe Sefton
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Eimear Ryan Charleton
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Alexandra Boulton
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Štefan Benčík
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Robin McFarland
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Alexandra Boulton
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Jacob Baldwin, George Johnson and Daisey Friend

 

Reviews: Varsity (3/5), The Tab (3/5)

Cast
Cicero – Max Maher
Tiro – Joe Sefton
Pomponia – Alexandra Boulton
Mark Antony – Robin McFarland
Octavius – Raphael Schmetterling
Lepidus – Štefan Benčík
Messenger/Chorus – Seun Adekoya
Chorus – Eleanor Booton, Eimear Ryan Charleton

Production Team
Writer/Director – George Johnson
Director – Daisey Friend
Publicity Designer – Hannah Taylor
Producer – Anna Bockmuehl
Technical Designer – Jacob Baldwin
Assistant Producer – Sam Hobson
Prop Designer – Harriet Codd, Elizabeth Lloyd

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