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★ ★ ★ ★ “The mother of all psycho-dramas” - The Telegraph

★ ★ ★ ★ “Surreal … Elegant … Beautifully rendered” - Time Out

A timely political thriller, steeped in the glitz and glamour of modern day Rome.

Welcome to a blistering arena of power where the corrosive effects of unchecked authoritarianism pervade every corner of society.
Son or pawn? Lover or manipulator? Brother or usurper? Britannicus is a chilling portrait of a dictator’s rise to power.
Agrippina – desperate to cling onto power – has ensured her son, Nero, is the Roman Emperor, in place of his adopted brother and the rightful heir. Nero’s own obsessions turn a once virtuous ruler into an oppressive tyrant. His path to power is paved with deceit, corruption and cruelty.

Britannicus is translated and adapted by Olivier Award-winning writer Timberlake Wertenbaker in a stunning new production by Atri Banerjee, named by The Stage as one of the top 25 artists to watch in 2022 and beyond and stars Nathanial Curtis (It’s A Sin) in the title role of Britannicus.

Featuring:  Shyvonne Ahmmad, Nigel Barrett, Nathaniel Curtis, Hanna Khogali, Helena Lymbery, Sirine Saba, and William Robinson.

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Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

Cancellation Policy

1. If you test positive for COVID-19, display symptoms, or are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace you can exchange your tickets.
2. If the show is cancelled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be offered a free exchange or refund.
3. If the show is going ahead and you are able to attend, there will be no exchange or refund available.


The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control.


100 minutes

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If you have any symptoms in advance of the performance, please do not attend. Please contact the Box Office to discuss the options for exchanging your tickets.

The auditorium receives a constant supply of fresh air from its own dedicated air handling system. The system is designed to ensure that all of the air within the auditorium is replaced with fresh, clean air approximately every 9 minutes.

Suitable For Children

Suitable for 14+


Wednesday 1 June - Saturday 25 June

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Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street, London W6 0QL

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL