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).
★★★★ ‘A terrific cast give a masterclass in power and paranoia in this tremendous modern-day revival of Shakespeare's tale of revenge'GUARDIAN
★★★★‘A mountingly memorable Shakespearean video nasty by the director Blanche McIntyre' TIMES
Running time: 2 hrs 40 mins + 20 mins intervalTickets £11 (includes £1 development contribution)