Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron.Performers Stephen Boxer (Titus Andronicus), Ben Deery (Publius), Richard Durden (Marcus), Richard Goulding (Bassianus), Kevin Harvey (Aaron), John Hopkins (Saturninus), Sarah Ridgeway (Goth Queen/Concubine), David Rubin (Caius), Joe Bannister (Quintus), Ellie Beaven (Handmaid/Concubine), Gwilym Lloyd (Aemilius), Harry McEntire (Mutius), Perry Millward (Demetrius), Matthew Needham (Lucius), Ciaran Owens (Martius), Nicholas Prasad (Sempronius), Rose Reynolds (Lavinia), Badria Timimi (Nurse), Dwane Walcott (Clown/Alarbus), Jonny Weldon (Chiron).
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Michael Fentiman. Design Colin Richmond. Lighting Chris Davey. Sound Tom Mills. Music Tom Mills. Director Ann Yee (movement). Director Kate Waters (fights). Other Richard Pinner (illusions).