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 to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

The performance of Titus Andronicus has been issued an As Live 15 rating by the British Board of Film Classification for violent scenes.


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

★★★★ ‘A terrific cast give a masterclass in power and paranoia in this tremendous modern-day revival of Shakespeare’s tale of revenge’ ‘Blanche McIntyre’s striking new production’ Guardian

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


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Doors open - 18.45

Pre-show - 19.00 - 19.12 (approx)

First half - 19.12 - 20.34 (approx)

Interval - 20.34 - 20.54 (approx) 

Second half - 20.54 - 22.09 (approx) 

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DIRECTOR: Blanche McIntyre
Patrick Drury
Nia Gwynne
Tom Lorcan
Martin Hutson
Sean Hart
David Burnett

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RSC Live: Titus Andronicus (LIVE) Poster