“Skillfully edited three-and-a-half-hour version... I would urge anyone interested in Ibsen or the development of drama to see it' –Guardian
“Power's new and thankfully shortened version is a memorable event” –Sunday Times
“Surely no one could be unimpressed by Ben Power's pacey adaptation” –Official London Theatre
Charting the true odyssey of an astonishing man as he struggles to find spiritual fulfillment and political pre-eminence.
Made Emperor, Julian attempts to abolish Christianity and restore the old gods. But met with fierce resistance, this great free-thinker becomes a tyrant more hated than his brutal predecessor, Constantius. And in arousing the Christians from their apathy he advances their cause, his life and death altering the course of history in stark opposition to his intent.
Ibsen’s little-known masterpiece sweeps across Greece and the Middle East from AD351, covering twelve crucial years in the history of civilization.