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RSC LIVE: Titus Andronicus (15)
Wed, 9th August, 2017 @ 19:00pm - 22:00pm£7 - £18
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.
★★★★”A terrific cast give a masterclass in power and paranoia in this tremendous modern-day revival of Shakespeare’s tale of revenge” The Guardian
★★★★‘The 21st century setting is both credible and highly resonant’ Whats on Stage
Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.
‘Bloody good’ Evening Standard
‘A black comedy you won’t forget in a hurry’Times
★★★★‘A mountingly memorable Shakespearean video nasty by the director Blanche McIntyre’ Times
Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.
Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).
“McIntyre can be a very cerebral director but she tackles this play gusto and intelligence. The results are not unproblematic, but then this is one of Shakespeare’s most fascinatingly problematic plays and the result feels apt”.The stage
The performance of Titus Andronicus has been issued an As Live 15 rating by the British Board of Film Classification for violent scenes