Author: William Shakespeare
Summary: Titus Andronicus was the single most popular play in Shakespeare’s theatre during his lifetime. Today it is considered one of his bloodiest - although technically there are more deaths in Richard III and King Lear is certainly more psychologically cruel!
The play is set in late-imperial Rome, where the Roman general Titus Andronicus has returned triumphant from the Gothic wars. Leading the fallen Goth queen, Tamora, and her sons as prisoners, Titus stumbles into a power struggle between the late emperor’s sons Saturninus and Bassianus. Titus fatally backs Saturninus, who promptly turns on the general and marries Tamora. The crimes against Titus’ family escalate as his sons are killed and his daughter Lavinia is brutally raped by Tamora’s sons. Yet, for all the violence, Shakespeare’s passionate language balances beauty and barbarity, humanity and atrocity.
Dates and times: Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 September 2007 at 8 pm, Sunday 16 September at 4 pm, Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 September at 6.30 pm, Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 September at 8 pm
Ticket prices: $22 waged, $20 unwaged, $18 groups of 10 or more, $15 Stagecraft members and a special rate for this production only of $10 per person for school groups from Friday 14 to Wednesday 19 September. A special deal of two tickets for $22 was available on Thursday 13 September only
Crew: Rob Hickey (director), Tanya Piejus (production manager), Christine Bartlett (assistant production manager), Robyn Sadlier (prompt), Gillian Boyes (stage manager), Joy Hellyer (assistant stage manager), Tabitha Arthur (set and lighting design, poster and programme design, photography), Matthew Leather (lighting designer and operator), Devon Heaphy (lighting assistant), Simon Boyes (sound designer), Ginny Brewer (sound operator), Sam Perry (set construction coordinator), Stephen Fearnley (set construction, props coordinator), Nicola Henshaw (wadrobe assistant, sound operator), Nan Sanders (wardrobe coordinator), Hilary Combes (front of house manager)
Last updated 16 November 2013