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Titus Andronicus


Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss. He relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt world.
Titus Andronicus at Barbican Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy

Director:
Blanche McIntyre

Author:
William Shakespeare

Production:
Royal Shakespeare Company

Music:
Tim Sutton

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


The decay of Rome reaches vicious depths in Shakespeare’s most brutal and bloody play.


‘Consistently excellent’ (The Times), Blanche McIntyre directs the epic conclusion of the Rome Season.


David Troughton leads the cast.


Synopsis


Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss.


He relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder.


Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt world.


Shakespeare's gory revenge presents us with murder as entertainment.


As the body count piles up, the tragedy poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.


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Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 7 December 2017

Closes:Friday 19 January 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

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Audio‑described and captioned performance:

29 Dec, 7‑15pm


Cast


Includes:


David Troughton


Creatives


Director: Blanche McIntyre
Designer: Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting: Malcolm Rippeth
Sound: Emma Laxton
Fight director: Philip d'OrlĂ©ans
Movement: Georgina Lamb

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