Michael Fentiman made his RSC directing debut with this production of Titus Andronicus. It played at the Swan Theatre in the summer season of 2013.

Katy Stephens as Tamora, in a black velvet dress, holding a knife in her right hand and Lavinia (Rose Reynolds) by the hair in her left
Titus Andronicus (2013), directed by Michael Fentiman
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Audiences were shocked by the realistic, bloody effects in this production. And Michael also enlisted the help of Richard Pinner, a professional magician, to help create some of the visual effects which had audiences and critics giving this production a very warm response. Katy Stephens played Queen Tamora and Stephen Boxer played Titus.

Cast and Creatives


Joe Bannister - Quintus 
Ellie Beaven - Handmaid/Concubine 
Stephen Boxer - Titus
George David -Young Lucius
Ben Deery - Publius/Messenger 
Richard Durden - Marcus 
Richard Goulding - Bassianus 
Kevin Harvey - Aaron
Hal Hewetson - Young Lucius
John Hopkins - Saturninus 
Gwilym Lloyd - Aemilius 
Harry Mcentire - Mutius 
Perry Millward - Demetrius 
Matthew Needham - Lucius 
Ciarán Owens - Martius/Goth Warrior 
Nicholas Prasad – Alarbus/Sempronius 
Rose Reynolds - Lavinia 
Sarah Ridgeway - Goth Queen/Concubine 
David Rubin - Caius 
Katy Stephens - Tamora 
Badria Timimi - Nurse 
Dwane Walcott - Clown
Jonny Weldon - Chiron


Director - Michael Fentiman 
Designer - Colin Richmond 
Lighting - Chris Davey 
Music and Sound - Tom Mills 
Movement - Ann Yee 
Fights - Kate Waters



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