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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
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London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from: Thursday 7 December 2017

Press night: -

Closes: Friday 19 January 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:
£10 - £75

Concessions:

Schools

£18 tickets (£16 for RSC Education Members) available for Monday to Thursday performances. 1 free teacher’s ticket is available for every 10 students. Excluding w/c 25 December 2017.


Over 60s

20% off for Monday and Tuesday evenings and midweek matinee performances. Maximum of 9 per transaction. Excluding w/c 25 December 2017.


16-25 Year Olds

20 £5 tickets are reserved for individuals aged 16-25 (except Press Night). Available over the phone or in person. Individuals must make the booking themselves, maximum two per person. All tickets will be held for collection at the Box Office until one hour before the performance when proof of ID will be required.


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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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