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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.
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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Audio‑described and captioned performance:
29 Dec, 7‑15pm
Director: Blanche McIntyre
Designer: Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting: Malcolm Rippeth
Sound: Emma Laxton
Fight director: Philip d'Orléans
Movement: Georgina Lamb