RSC Live Encore: Titus Andronicus

8th Sep 2017, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

Friday 8th September 7:00pm
RSC Live, Encore presents Titus Andronicus

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

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.

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 to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

The performance of Titus Andronicus has been issued an As Live 15 rating by the British Board of Film Classification for violent scenes.

“Sharp, confident and imaginative” Evening Standard – 5 STARS

Cert: 15
Duration: 3 hours, 22 mins.

Tickets £12 / £10 concessions / £5 EHU students