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2022 Season
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre presents


by Jean Racine, translated and adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Directed by Atri Banerjee.
26 May - 25 Jun
From £10
Running time
100 minutes
Main House

'Tyranny always promises good things.'

Power and succession are in the very bones of Rome.

Agrippina – desperate to cling onto power – has ensured her son, Nero, is the Roman Emperor, in place of his half-brother and the rightful heir. But the corridors of power and Nero’s own obsession turn a once virtuous ruler into an oppressive tyrant.

This noble tragedy explores monarchy, dictatorship and depravity. Translated and adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker, a tour de force, once described as “’the doyenne of political theatre”, this epic new production is directed by Atri Banerjee, winner of The Stage Debut Award for Best Director for his production of Tanika Gupta’s version of Hobson’s Choice.

Season Multibuy Offer: Book three separate shows in our upcoming 2022 season, and get them for the price of two.* 

*Must be purchased in the same transaction at the same time by 10 Feb. Discount applicable to Bands B – D only. The discount will automatically apply at the checkout.


26 May - 25 Jun 2022