Titus Andronicus
Drama
Future

Barbican

Titus Andronicus

07 Dec 2017 - 19 Jan 2018

£39.00 - £64.00

Pro reviewers rating
8 reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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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.

The decay of Rome reaches vicious depths in Shakespeare’s most brutal and bloody play. The epic conclusion of the RSC's Rome Season.

Barbican [Off West End]

“A rare and delicious treat... A sharp, confident and imaginative modern-dress reading... Masterly Troughton... Bloody good.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Cerebral, contemporary and at times horrific take on one of Shakespeare’s earliest, messiest play.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Many developed characterisations... Troughton: a fine and thoroughly enjoyable creation... Breathless and mostly impressive.”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“Striking new production... Troughton breaks down magnificently... Strong performances all round... Tremendous theatre.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“The Bard’s most crazily bloody play, here turned into a mountingly memorable Shakespearean video nasty by the director McIntyre.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“The title role could not currently be better cast... It’s a matter of personal taste for bad taste. I’m in favour.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“An unrelenting snuff show... Troughton is good as Andronicus... The play, though implausibly cruel, has its own, ghastly impetus”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“The hewing, hacking, stabbing, shooting is world-class... Fantastic work, throughout, from Troughton... Gimmicky excesses.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

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