Globe On Screen: Titus Andronicus

Globe On Screen: Titus Andronicus
  • 2015
  • 3h 5min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lucy Bailey
  • Written by: William Shakespeare
  • Cast: William Houston, Indira Varma, Obi Abili

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Shakespeare’s Roman-clad gore fest Titus Andronicus returns to Shakespeare’s Globe for those of us who are lovers of bloody violence done up in elegant prose.

Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his 21 dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder, At the centre of the nightmare moves the self-delighting Aaron.

Spectacularly, even grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakepeare's early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.

This new production may not be one for the kids, but is an enthralling and wonderfully ghastly rendition of one of Shakespeare’s less-known, yet timeless historical plays." ★★★★ – Mark Sempill *The Upcoming

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