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Britannicus Tickets

26 May 2022 - 25 Jun 2022

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.

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Opening date

May 26th, 2022

Closing date

June 25th, 2022




Lyric Hammersmith

Cast and creative

By: Jean Racine; translated and adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Director: Atri Banerjee
Cast list: Nathaniel Curtis, Shyvonne Ahmmad, Nigel Barrett, Hanna Khogali, Helena Lymbery, Sirine Saba, William Robinson
Set: Rosanna Vize
Costume: Rosanna Vize
Lighting: Lee Curran
Sound: Jasmin Kent Rodgman
Movement: Jennifer Jackson

Latest Britannicus News & Features

Find out the full casting for a new adaptation of Britannicus at Lyric Hammersmith, which begins performances next month. Britannicus begins previews at Lyric Hammersmith on 26 May, with an opening night on 1 June and performances to 25 June. Jean Racine’s Britannicus play follows Agrippina as she battles to ensure her son, Nero, will be the Roman emperor, even though Britannicus is the rightful heir. As ruler, Nero becomes dizzy with power and grows into an oppressive tyrant. Nathaniel Curtis...

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