Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus’ sacrifice of Tamora’s eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron.
Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakespeare’s early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.
This production revisits Lucy Bailey’s spectacular Globe production of 2006.
Courtesy of the terrific team at Shakespeare’s Globe, one of London’s finest venues and a fine example of how to honour the capital’s heritage more “in the breach than the observance”, we have two seated tickets to give away for a performance chosen from 1st June to 13th July 2014. All you need to do to enter is email us your name, age and postal address by midnight Friday 23rd May to be in with a chance.
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For those who don’t know how visceral a stage performance can be, you’ve never been spattered with gore from the violence of an Elizabethan or Jacobean play before! Check out the NSFW trailer below to get an idea of the tone of this particular staging, carrying the strapline Brutality of the Highest Order. This revival of the 2006 production for the Bard’s 450th birthday includes William Houston in the lead, Ian Gelder (Kevan Lannister to Game of Thrones fans) and the magnificent Indira Varma (Rome, Game of Thrones).
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