TITUS ANDRONICUS By William Shakespeare

TITUS ANDRONICUS By William Shakespeare

January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970

The Rose Playhouse

5th to 30th July 2016 All Performances at 7.30 pm (Sundays at 3.00 pm Only) No Monday Performances

Part of Contemporary Shakespeare, a project that brings together artists from different countries to present Shakespeare’s plays in London and New York City this summer.


The play about the fictional Roman general Titus Andronicus is thought to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy, and is his most violent work. It is a story about revenge and cruelty set during the latter days of the Roman Empire, which has shocked and fascinated audiences since its first performance in 1594. This highly physical take on Shakespeare’s tragedy uses original as well as new text and is directed by New York City-based theatre artist Jung Han Kim, whose unique style will shape his interpretation of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play.


Fiona Battersby - Bassianus / Ensemble

David Couter - Demetrius / Lucius / Ensemble

Mark Curley - Marcus, Chiron / Ensemble

Laura Hopwood - Tamora / Ensemble

Charles Sandford - Titus Andronicus / Ensemble

Miranda Shrapnell - Lavinia / Ensemble

Tendai, Humphrey Sitima -Aaron / Mutius / Ensemble

Sunny Yeo - Saturninus / Ensemble



Jung Han Kim (director)

Yole Lambrecht (designer)

Petr Vocka (lighting designer)

Allison Acuff (assistant director)

Stevan Mijailovic (assistant director)

Director Jung Han Kim will devise Shakespeare’s classic with an international cast from three different continents. “I am interested in exploring what Shakespeare truly wanted to tell the audience through this cruel story, and discover its deeper meaning“, says Kim, “We will not only visualize but put breath and movement on the text to share what we felt when facing this play“. South Korean theatre artist Kim trained with renowned Living Theatre in New York and recently wrote and directed the play “Q“, which opened this month at Art One Theatre in Seoul to critical acclaim.

The Rose is an indoor archaeological site; it is advisable to dress warmly because there is no heating. There are no toilets, so please use those at Shakespeare’s Globe, which is 200 metres away.
Written by
William Shakespeare
Directed by
Jung Han Kim
Presented by
Luvas Theatre Company and Time Zone Theatre in association with The Rose Playhouse, Bankside

Booking Information


Full £12 / Cons £10 (Friends of The Rose, OAP, Student or Equity - on presentation of ID) £9 Southwark Residence With Proof of Address

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