A man's weatherbeaten face splattered with blood

Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare

Blanche McIntyre returns to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy, as the decay of Rome reaches violent depths.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    23 Jun - 2 Sep 2017

  • Barbican Theatre


    7 Dec 2017 - 19 Jan 2018

  • In Cinemas

    Broadcast live on 9 Aug 2017

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

23 June, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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 after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Titus Andronicus will be broadcast live to cinemas on 9 August 2017.

The play will then transfer to the Barbican for a limited London Season from 7 December 2017 - 19 January 2018.