Angus Jackson introduces Rome MMXVII

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  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    Until 2 Sep 2017

  • Barbican Theatre


    7 Dec 2017 - 19 Jan 2018

  • In Cinemas

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 40 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

22 August, 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).