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RSC - Imperium Part 11: Dictator
Naples, 1606. Inside an unfinished church, a painting is emerging from the darkness - Caravaggios first since he killed a man and fled Rome. Bootle, the present day. A retired dock worker teaches his grandson, as their community disintegrates around them. Anders Lustgartens visceral new play confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply.
This production contains violence and scenes of a sexual nature.