19:30, Tue 22nd – Sat 26th February 2005 at School of Pythagoras, St John's College
Lent Week 5
‘Entrails feed the sacrificing fire, whose smoke like incense doth perfume the sky.’
Titus Andronicus returns to Rome from war with his remaining sons to face a violent election campaign between the dead Emperor’s two sons for power. Titus names the eldest son as Emperor, but in doing so he sets off a horrific chain of revenge, murder, rape and mutilation in which he is stripped of his pride, children and sanity.
One of the most rarely performed of Shakespeare's plays, Titus Andronicus penetrates the very heart of evil and brutality, yet still finds humanity at its centre.