19:00, Tue 27th – Sat 31st October 2015 at Pembroke New Cellars
Michaelmas Week 3
“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?