William Shakespeare's brutal revenge play Titus Andronicus is currently being staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon where it plays alongside two other plays, A Mad World My Masters and Candide (which opens later in the year). The play originally written between 1588 and 1593 is set in the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional tale of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, the Queen of the Goths.
|Rose Reynolds as Lavinia. Photo - Simon Annand|
|Stephen Boxer as Titus and Rose Reynolds as Lavinia. Photo - Simon Annand|
|Katy Stephens as Tamora. Photo - Simon Annand|
|Post Show Q+A, left to right - Rose Reynolds, Stephen Boxer, Michael Fentiman and Katy Stephens|
The trailer for the production, please note that there are scenes of graphic nature.
Update - I re-saw the production for a second on July 6th 2013, this time with the full company, I equally enjoyed it, and I highly enjoyed John Hopkins' performance as Saturninus.