Titus Andronicus (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)
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Titus Andronicus (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)

Titus Andronicus (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) London Reviews and Tickets

(13 Ratings)
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Confusing, Ambitious, Funny, Excruciating, Indulgent

About the Show

The first production of Shakespeare's tragedy performed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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108 Reviews | 8 Followers
Funny, Insipid, Quirky, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You want to explore Shakespeare's tragedies and want to check out Sam Wanamaker playhouse

Don't see it if If you dont like a classic tragedy treated with humor sometimes borderline campy

36 Reviews | 0 Followers
Disturbing, Dark, Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You want a modern retelling of Shakespeare, but this a tragedy that the cast know when to make light of and when to let the darkness fester.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with dark themes. This play has a high death count along with many other obscene crimes being commited.

30 Reviews | 1 Follower
Done with commitment, Questionable staging, Failed symbolism, Badly acted, Confusing

See it if You have never been to the Sam Wanamaker theatre and see a young, committed cast of actors

Don't see it if You like your Titus bloody/gory or don't know the story as you could get lost.

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
Funny, Intense

See it if You love Shakespeare, death, rape and revenge. It's surprisingly funny at times

Don't see it if You don't like modern interpretations of classics

15 Reviews | 0 Followers
Over acted, Painful, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like super woke performances

Don't see it if You want characters to take a play about murder and rape and slow mental decay seriously

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
Dizzying, Great acting, Slow, Intense, Ambitious

See it if An interesting take on a Shakespearean classic. Clever metaphors and great acting.

Don't see it if Very minimalistic staging that does not immediately resonate. A comedic take on a play that might not necessarily lend itself to it.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Creative, Layered, Dark, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a show at the globe and have your viewing experience challenged and expanded by an excellent cast and creative execution.

Don't see it if The show is dark and deals with murder, rape, etc. but the execution by the cast is more modern and not outwardly traumatic. Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
Surprising, Joyous, Clever, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You didn't realise "Titus Andronicus" could be funny (and this appeals to you), you love dark humour and strikingly beautiful lighting.

Don't see it if You don't like acknowledging the worst parts of humanity, an all-female cast doesn't appeal/the queering of the text as a result.

Critic Reviews (11)

The London Evening Standard
February 3rd, 2023

“One comes away with a strong impression of a director with no overarching vision for this flawed play, chucking ideas at it in the hope that some will stick.”
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Time Out London
February 3rd, 2023

"This is a production that feels celebratory of the fact that humans like telling themselves really really horrible stories. To quote the opening number: ‘after this show you’ll feel better about your terrible lives’. And I did!"
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London Theatre
February 4th, 2023

“The director Christian’s clever solution is to allow the gallows humour in the text its due – there are laughs here, believe it or not – while alighting upon a streamlined visual aesthetic that floods the candlelit stage with a baleful power all its own.”
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The Stage (UK)
February 2nd, 2023

"Christian’s production resists going down familiar roads and is often playful and inventive, it never quite finds a coherent way to avoid gratuitousness while also evoking the play’s brutality."
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The Arts Desk
February 3rd, 2023

“Jude Christian never quite finds the consistency of tone that the three-hour long evening requires – we get the discomfort intended, but it’s distracting not disturbing.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 2nd, 2023

“ ‘Titus Andronicus’ is a play that, at the very least, ought never to leave an audience bored. But I'm afraid at times I was.”
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The Times (UK)
February 2nd, 2023

“The Globe has been a pioneer in gender-blind casting, and this swaggering, dagger-happy ‘Titus Andronicus’ is another triumph.”
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February 6th, 2023

“Katy Stephen's tortured titular ‘Titus’ is a stoic presence, playing it pretty straight in a show that is chock full of bells and whistles.”
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