Man and woman on stage, woman had dried blood around mouth

Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus believed to be written between 1588 and 1593 is one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest plays. It’s the story of a Roman general’s violent vicious circle of revenge and counter-revenge with Tamora, the queen of the goths.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    Until 2 Sep 2017

  • Barbican Theatre


    7 Dec 2017 - 19 Jan 2018

  • In Cinemas

    Broadcast live on 9 Aug 2017

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 40 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

29 July, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Past productions

Our productions of Titus Andronicus over the years have included some famous actors playing the title role: Laurence Olivier in 1955; Colin Blakely in 1972; Patrick Stewart in 1981; Brian Cox in 1987; and David Bradley in 2003.