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Titus Andronicus (Deadly Theatre Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

Bloody, shocking, and gut wrenchingly tense at times, Deadly Theatre Productions have got Shakespeare’s most gruesome play just right. This strong cast thrives in scenes of death and mutilation which have proven difficult for lesser groups to execute on stage. Rachel Jones plays a sexy, cunning and manipulative Tomora, set on getting revenge on Titus for the execution of her son; while Ben Blackburn captures perfectly the fallen hero Titus, who is in turn driven by revenge. Stand out performances also included those from Guido Caraciuti as Aaron, Alex Pett as Demetrius and Jamie Coles as Chiron who provide some comic relief in this dark play. Projected backdrops aside, the updated setting of post-communist Russia is a bit lost in the production; however it doesn’t detract much from an excellent performance.

C nova, until 17 Aug, 12.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 │[Anita Magee]