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RSC Live From Stratford: Titus Andronicus

Wednesday 9th August

7pm

Screen 1

Director: Blanche McIntyre

Starring: David Troughton

Rating: 15

UK 2017, 180mins

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).

Please note: this is a live satellite broadcast. Sofa vouchers and sofa points cannot be used to buy tickets for this screening