A fight ends in execution by a slit throat (with fake blood sack!) - Gladiators gather on the site of London’s only performers that worked on Ridley Scott's Gladiator film will clash on the spot where gladiators battled 2,000 years ago in the courtyard of the Guildhall. Ten public evening and matinee performances will take place on selected dates between 8 and 16 August. Full information and tickets at www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Hidden for centuries, the ancient remains of London’s Roman amphitheatre were discovered by archaeologists in 1988. They are open for viewing all year. The Gladiator Games are performed by Britannia, renowned for its work on the Ridley Scott film, Gladiator. Each performance is the result of research into events in the 1st century A.D., using images drawn from Roman coins, paintings, sculpture and mosaics.