Shakespeare’s Globe have today announced the cast of Titus Andronicus, directed by Jude Christian (Dark Night of the Soul, Nanjing, Shakespeare’s Globe).
Performed for the first time in the Sam Wanamaker the deadly revenge tragedy stars Katy Stephens as Titus (Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, Shakespeare’s Globe, 2022), Kibong Tanji as Aaron, and Lucy McCormick (Wuthering Heights, National Theatre) as Saturninus.
The full cast of Titus Andronicus comprises 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, Georgia-Mae Myers as Alarbus / Lavinia, Sophie Russell as Marcus and Mia Selway as Demetrius.
Director Jude Christian says: “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.”
Music is composed by Jasmin Kent Rodgman, with original songs written by award-winning ‘modern day music hall stars’ (Guardian) Bourgeois & Maurice.
The creative team includes Indiana Lown-Collins (Assistant Director), Rose Elnile (Co-Designer), Grace Venning (Co-Designer), Jasmin Kent Rodgman (Composer), Sian Harris (Costume Supervisor), Glynn Macdonald (Globe Associate – Movement), Tess Dignan (Head of Voice), Ali Hunter (Lighting Designer) and Katie Heath (Seasonal Voice Coach).
Titus Andronicus runs from 19 January – 15 April 2023 at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe.