Gregory Doran’s acclaimed production of Henry V for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Royal Shakespeare Company
Titus has returned from a brutal 10-year war having lost 21 sons in battle. Betrayed by his nation, and with his family in pieces, a series of bloody events follows as he and Tamora, Queen of the Goths, begin a violent cycle of revenge. Rape, cannibalism, mutilation and murder are the gruesome tools in Shakespeares bloodiest play. ""The title role could not currently be better cast. David Troughton is a fine deadpan comic yet one who always ensures theres a shadow lowering across the joke, and is also first-rate at the serious, even somber material. Blanche McIntyres production appears at first to be simply modish in setting the play amid contemporary-flavored upheavals, but this pays off increasingly as she gets both humorous and serious mileage out of the conventions and nuances of public political rhetoric, with figures behind a lectern delivering pieces to camera."" (The Financial Times) A sharp, confident and imaginative modern-dress reading. Bloody good. (Evening Standard) A terrific cast give a masterclass in power and paranoia in this tremendous modern-day revival of Shakespeares tale of revenge. (The Guardian)
David Troughton (Titus Andronicus), Patrick Drury (Marcus Andronicus), Martin Hutson (Saturninus), Kristin Atherton (Nurse), Hannah Morrish (Lavinia), Stefan Adegbola (Aaron), Nia Gwynne (Tamora), (Writer), (Director)