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Titus Andronicus Tickets

Shakespeare’s gory tragedy about a Roman general’s descent into madness is performed by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy by candlelight

The bodies pile high at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Theatre as Shakespeare’s gloriously gory early work Titus Andronicus is performed at the venue for the first time.

When honoured Roman general Titus returns from a 10 year war and refuses to show mercy to his prisoners - including the Queen of the Goths Tamora’s son - a cycle of revenge is set in motion. As Titus and Tamora lock horns, this tale of eye-for-eye justice is a chilling and thrilling descent into madness and blood-soaked vengeance.

Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus play is one of his earliest works, and draws extensively on the revenge tragedy genre which was popular during the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods. Famed for its grotesque and eccentric displays of violence, the play features cannibalism, mutilation and murder - all a hit with its original audiences.

At the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Titus Andronicus is directed by Jude Christian (Dark Night of the Soul). Casting is to be confirmed.

Travel down a macabre rabbit hole with Titus Andronicus tickets. Lit by candlelight and dripping in blood, this production will take you to the extreme edge of humanity.

Sorry this show closed 15 April 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
14 Apr 2023 - 15 Apr 2023
Running time:
2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval.
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (See map)
Age recommendation:
No age recommendation has been set. See Audience Notes for content warnings.
Audience Notes:
This play contains themes of anti-black racism, ableism, sexual assault, murder, infanticide and extreme violence including bodily mutilations, cannibalism, rape and self-harm.

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    I would never have come to this if it was as bloody as the text requires and the famed production... More

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    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 23 Mar 2023

    The set and costumes are simple – coloured pyjamas will do, the players often introduce themselve... More

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    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 17 Mar 2023

    Candles, candles, candles – on one side candles are presented to new characters as they arrive (t... More

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    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 15 Apr 2023

    This is a horrid play – all about revenge, killing, rape and some racism throw in too. Yet this p... More

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    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 12 Apr 2023

    Amazing show. Could feel the emotions of the tragedy that was amazingly portrayed by the casts. D... More

    razar's avatar
    razar 18 Mar 2023

    Having seen a few versions of Titus was unsure how all female cast would be. It was spectacular a... More

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    mandyboswell 13 Mar 2023
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