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Titus (Macrobert)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Titus has plenty of stories to tell and this poetic new translation is played beautifully by Joseph Arkely. His performance is full of humour, energy and precision; through the elasticity of his face and the command of his voice you will meet myriad other characters including Titus’ dad and doctor. The venue is stark, perfect for the playful direction and without being enveloped in black drapes or cluttered by props it easy to forget where you are. Overwhelmed by the world, Titus shares the anxieties of childhood without ever being didactic; a fantastic live experience, this play is an inspiration and should go straight on tour to convince everyone, not just children, just how brilliant theatre can be.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug (not 5, 16, 19), 12.10am.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jade Wilson]