What better play than Titus Andronicus to finish the RSC's Rome Shakespeare season. Piling up the bodies at a higher rate than
any other, Shakespeare's early offering has so much death it's always been a kind of barbaric crowd-pleaser, but the messy, muddled elements of the play make it a challenge to stage. This Royal Shakespeare Company production, by up-and-coming director Blanche McIntyre, is a macabre, modern take on Titus Andronicus.
The general Titus (David Troughton) returns from defeating the Goths to find two brothers vying for the premiership of the Empire. Rome is in decline – its empire and its morals. The Guardian praises Blanche McIntyre’s direction, and the “witty touches” which arise from a quirkily modernized production (like a ‘Deliveroma’ messenger.)
This revival of Titus comes to the Barbican with mixed reviews ('Cerebral, contemporary' versus 'gimmicky'). But critics were unanimous in their accounts of the horror and thrills of the production. Book now – unleash you're squeamish.
|What||Titus Andronicus, Barbican Centre|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Moorgate (underground)|
07 Dec 17 – 19 Jan 18, 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£10 - £57.50|
|Website||Click here to book now|