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Titus Andronicus (Action To The Word in association with C Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

An Elizabethan feast! Have it all: murder, rape, revenge, pies baked with blood. This is Shakespeare as it’s meant to be: brutally funny, bloody gruesome and with lots of guts to spill. Action To The Word adapts the play in a raw straightforward way, showing how Shakespeare works without a big stage or too much sophisticated fuss about it. Faces in the audience grow pale as hands are chopped off, tongues torn out, and heaps of real looking blood is spattered all over the floor; there are roars of laughter when Titus mocks the Queen of the Goths, and tears sparkling in some eyes when yet another child is murdered. A gorgeously acted and staged gory gothic slaughter to indulge in.

C, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 10.15pm (11.35pm), £7.50 – £11.50, fpp304.
tw rating 5/5