Royal Shakespeare Company: Rome Season broadcast live via satellite from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
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).
Tickets £15 or Concessions £12.50
The performance running times are: pre-show 12 mins; first half 1 hour 32 mins; interval 20 mins; second half 1 hour 15 mins. Please make sure all phones are switched off during screening.
The performance of Titus Andronicus has been issued an As Live 15 rating by the British Board of Film Classification for violent scenes.