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Titus Andronicus – The Rose Playhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director:Jung Han Kim Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty It’s gorgeous, really, the Rose Playouse. The still pool covering the former pit and stage area of an old theatre, now reflecting the steel and concrete of a modern London office. It’s cold even in midsummer, not quite crypt-like as there’s too much air, but incredibly peaceful and dynamic at the ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Titus Andronicus – Pavilion Gardens

Writer: William Shakespeare Reviewer: Fergus Morgan There are innumerable risks with staging Shakespeare outdoors in Britain. Rain, wind, cold, heat, improper seating – all can be a real pain in the arse for both audience and performers. The BRIT School’s all-female production of Titus Andronicus, which is one of three Shakespeare plays presented in Brighton’s Pavilion Gardens during the festival, ...

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Titus Andronicus: An All Female Production – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Yaz Al-Shaater Reviewer: David Doyle Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest plays and Smooth Faced Gentlemen don’t shy away from the bloodshed in their all-female production of the text. The ensemble of eight actors slash and cut their way through their 75 minute interpretation of the text. However instead of daggers and swords the cast ...

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Titus Andronicus – Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey, Peckham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Pia Furtado Reviewer: Nichola Daunton   Performing Shakespeare in unusual urban spaces has become increasingly popular of late. Following in the footsteps of Rift’s overnight Macbeth, which saw the audience encamped in a London hotel, The Theory of Everything have produced Titus Andronicus within the twisting warren of Peckham’s multistory car park. With parkour and beatboxing ...

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Titus Andronicus – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Harry Stern There's an awful lot of blood in Shakespeare's most viscerally Jacobean of plays and Lucy Bailey's production doesn't shy away from showing it in all its gory glory. Rather, it revels in the sanguinary to the extent that it has been likened to the work of the celebrated and gruesome cine-ghoul ...

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That Moment – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

            Writer: Dougie Blaxland Director: Hannah Joss Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly That Moment gets its Irish premiere at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. It is is a one woman show telling the story of Alicia Harding, a drama school graduate looking for her next big break. The performance focuses on her hilarious escapades trying ...

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Titus Andronicus – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Zoé Ford Reviewer: Chris Rogers [rating:4] In 1765 Samuel Johnson said about the play “...the barbarity of the spectacles and the general massacre which are here exhibited can scarcely be conceived tolerable to any audience.”. Bypassing Victorian stringency, it has taken Titus Andronicus a patient two hundred odd years to once again find willing spectators who ...

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Titus Andronicus: An All-Female Production – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Yaz Al-Shaater Reviewer: Eric Fletcher [Rating:3] Type Titus Andronicus into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website and you will see no less than four different productions of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play all vying for your attention. What sets this production apart is the Smooth FacedGentleman’s exclusive use of women in one of Shakespeare’s most male-centricplays. Wielding paint brushes ...

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