Recorded live at the Shakespeare’s Globe, July 2014
Featuring: William Houston (Titus Andronicus), Indira Varma (Tamora), Obi Abili (Aaron), Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Lavinia), Ian Gelder (Marcus Andronicus), Matthew Needham (Saturninus), Stefan Donnelly (Bassianus/Clown), Dyfan Dwyfor (Lucius)
Directed by: Lucy Bailey
Contains very strong scenes of sexual violence and gore.
The smash hit of Shakespeare’s early career, Titus Andronicus is one of the Bard’s most experimental works, a revenge tale of the utmost brutality that centres around the honoured Roman general who fatally refuses to show mercy to the eldest son of Tamora, Queen of the Goths, whom he has defeated in war. Hailed as 'one of the darkest and most seminal productions in the Globe’s history' (Daily Telegraph), director Lucy Bailey’s staging of the Roman tragedy sees the great London theatre transformed into a temple of death, one in which swathes of black fabric coalesce with horrific violence and stand-out performances to create shatteringly powerful drama.
Filmed in 2014, this revival of Lucy Bailey’s gory 2006 production of Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy had audiences fainting in the aisles.
Shakespeare’s bloodiest play features scenes of rape, mutilation, murder and cannibalism.
Extra features: A Cast Gallery.
‘‘You leave the theatre feeling both harrowed to the marrow and disconcertingly elated.’’ The Daily Telegraph
‘‘Lucy Bailey's blackly comical production is the best I've seen.’’ The Times