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Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare

Reviews for Titus Andronicus

  • Barbican Theatre

    London

    7 Dec 2017 - 19 Jan 2018

  • In Cinemas

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 40 mins + 20 mins interval

★★★★★

‘A sharp, confident and imaginative modern-dress reading’

Evening Standard

‘Bloody good’

Evening Standard

‘Blanche McIntyre angles this presentation perfectly’

Evening Standard

‘The masterly David Troughton’

Evening Standard

‘Saturninus (Martin Hutson) is a sleek young operator in a modern media state’

Evening Standard

‘Some terrific performances, particularly from Nia Gwynne’s fearsome Goth queen Tamora, Stefan Adegbola as Tamora’s treacherous lover Aaron and Patrick Drury as Titus’s smoother brother Marcus.’

Evening Standard

★★★★

‘A terrific cast give a masterclass in power and paranoia in this tremendous modern-day revival of Shakespeare’s tale of revenge’

Guardian

‘You are in the presence of tremendous theatre’

Guardian

‘Blanche McIntyre’s striking new production’

Guardian

‘David Troughton breaks down magnificently’

Guardian

‘Titus’s brother, excellently played by Patrick Drury’

Guardian

‘Stefan Adegbola conveys the unapologetic villainy of Aaron’

Guardian

‘Martin Hutson as the emperor, Saturninus, shows how unchecked power quickly descends into paranoia’

Guardian

‘Nia Gwynne as the Gothic queen, Tamora, is all lean lasciviousness’

Guardian

★★★★

‘A mountingly memorable Shakespearean video nasty by the director Blanche McIntyre’

Times

‘A black comedy you won’t forget in a hurry’

Times

‘Blanche McIntyre makes as much sense of this play as I’ve ever seen’

Times

‘The wonderful David Troughton’

Times

★★★★

‘As the tone of the production becomes more jagged and macabre, David Troughton’s thirst for revenge enlivens him in new and strange ways’

Stage

‘Stefan Adegbola invests Tamora’s lover Aaron with more than just malevolence’

Stage

‘Hannah Morrish brings nobility to the damaged but not broken Lavinia’

Stage

‘Blanche McIntyre tackles this play with gusto and intelligence’

Stage

★★★★

‘The 21st century setting is both credible and highly resonant’

What's On Stage

‘The evening belongs to David Troughton, whose Titus is a fine and thoroughly enjoyable creation… you’re in the safest of hands with this accomplished, ebullient actor’

What's On Stage

‘Tom McCall’s bitter but judicious Lucius’

What's On Stage

‘Martin Hutson is simultaneously devious and naïve as the power-grabbing Saturninus’

What's On Stage

‘Stefan Adegbola imbues the villainous Moor Aaron with considerable dignity and pride’

What's On Stage

‘Designer Robert Innes Hopkins’ set works extremely effectively’

What's On Stage

‘Tim Sutton’s music and Martin Rippeth’s lighting add texture’

What's On Stage

‘Chris Fisher’s illusions and the work of the makeup and props departments must also be credited for their effectiveness in the lasting impact of this production’

What's On Stage