The production will run at the theatre from the 19th January 2023.
Casting has been announced for the Globe’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s play, which will be performed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse until the 15th April.
Directed by Jude Christian (Dark Night of the Soul, Nanjing, Shakespeare’s Globe), it will be the first time the play will be performed in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and will star: Daneka Etchells as Mutius / Lucius, Kirsten Foster as Tamora, Beau Holland as Bassianus / Quintus / Martius / A Fly / Nurse / Midwife / Clown / Aemilius, Mei Mei Macleod as Chiron, Lucy McCormick as Saturninus, Georgia-Mae Myers as Alarbus / Lavinia, Sophie Russell as Marcus, Mia Selway as Demetrius, Katy Stephens as Titus, and Kibong Tanji as Aaron.
After a brutal 10-year battle, honoured Roman general Titus Andronicus embarks on an era of bloodshed when he refuses to show mercy to the eldest son of Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Betrayed by his nation, and with his family in ruins, Titus seeks justice the only way he knows how – tooth for tooth and limb for limb.
Talking about the production, Director Jude Christian said: “I’m so excited to be directing this ultra-violent play in the very intimate candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Audiences will enter a feast for the senses – with sight, smell, and sound all working together to create a sort of survival game torture chamber holding the action of the play. From the gladiatorial arena to Squid Game, we have always loved violence as entertainment, and this production won’t be holding back! The characters are some of Shakespeare’s most epically human – passionate, irrational, and darkly funny. So, we hope audiences come for the cartoon-level violence and stay for the humanity and great dialogue.”
Meanwhile, the creative team behind the production includes: Indiana Lown-Collins as Assistant Director, Rose Elnile as Co-Designer, Grace Venning as Co-Designer, Jasmin Kent Rodgman as Composer, Sian Harris as Costume Supervisor, and Ali Hunter as Lighting Designer.
For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/whats-on/titus-andronicus/