About The Show
"When in Rome do as the Romans do"- Ancient Rome is traditionally imagined as the home of emperors and senators, generals and gladiators, and a dignified theatre of pomp and ceremony. Plebs follows the lives of three desperate young men from the lower classes as they try to participate in sexual intercourse, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city. Two are free men: Marcus (Rosenthal) and Stylax (Fry), who work in a scriptorium in the company of a female manager, Flavia (Doon McKichan), the water-carrier Aurelius (Tom Basden), and communications officer Claudius (Adrian Scarborough); the third leading character, Grumio (Sampson), is their lazy slave with an attitude problem. Marcus and Stylax live next door to two Britons, Cynthia (Colquhoun), an aspiring actress, and her slave Metella (Bewley).