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The Romans in Britain - Opening Night

  • The Jericho Arts Centre 1675 Discovery Street Vancouver, BC, V6R 4K5 Canada (map)

"In war, what is done is done. In speech, what is meant is meant...learn how a Roman must speak."


Julius Caesar's Roman invasion of Celtic Britain is contrasted with the Saxon invasion of Romano-Celtic Britain, and finally Britain's involvement in Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the late 20th Century.

Scenes bleed into one another, with Brenton speculating what it may have been like for these cultures to clash; Roman soldiers assaulting young Celts. A Saxon stumbling into a field. An army intelligence officer losing his mind in the Irish fields.

Brenton summons a lost history of cultural collision and oppression, fears and sorrow.

Earlier Event: July 14
Betrayal - Opening Night
Later Event: July 16
The Country Wife - Opening Night