In 2013, we created our biggest show to date: a stripped-down, ramped-up, vibrant and visceral reinterpretation of Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s under-performed tragedy of blind revenge and severed bloodlines.
In the dying days of the Empire, Rome’s greatest statesmen and Tamora, Queen of the Goths, become embroiled in a destructive spiral of revenge that threatens to undo them all. Can the memory of civic duty and compassion shine bright enough to save a people who have lost their way?
This was a breathtaking, heart-stopping, eye-popping production of this most brutal, farcical and misunderstood work.
The show premiered at the Buxton Festival Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe in Summer 2013, appearing at Underground Venues and The Bedlam Theatre respectively, and went on to sell out the main stage at York Theatre Royal.
In 2015, the show has returned. It launched with a week at Greenwich Theatre in April, as part of our new partnship with the the venue. Now, it’s going back on tour! Catch the show at The Buxton Fringe (Underground Venues) and Edinburgh Fringe (Pleasance Kingdome), plus a few visits elsewhere in the country.
- See some of our performance photographs →
- Read about the show’s development on our Rehearsal Blog →
- Find out about the cast and creative team →
- Read the original announcement on our blog →
- Find out about #allfemaleTitus on twitter →
About Titus Andronicus
Titus is Shakespeare’s bloodiest and most underrated play. Written in the early 1590s (no-one knows exactly when), it was his first tragedy, and his only attempt at the brutal revenge plays that were so popular with his contemporaries.