Plays Directory : Titus Andronicus

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    William Shakespeare
  • Overview
    Titus returns victorious from the Goth Wars with prisoners. The Goth queen Tamora begs for the life of her eldest son Albarus to be spared. Titus orders him to be executed to atone for the deaths of his own sons in battle.

    Saturninus and his brother Bassianus are rivals to become emperor but the people choose Titus. He refuses and lets Saturninus take the throne. The new emperor then takes a wife,Lavinia, Titus’ only daughter but she is betrothed to Bassanius. He runs off with Lavinia, assisted by her brothers. Titus is outraged by their treason and kills Mutius, his own son, who is guarding the door after their escape. Saturninus takes Tamora as his wife. She promises herself revenge.

    Tamora and Aaron, her Moorish lover, plot the killing of Bassanius and the framing of Titus’ sons, Quintus and Martius, for his murder. The innocent brothers are sentenced to death. Titus’ other son Lucius is banished for trying to rescue them.Tamora’s sons Demetrius and Chiron attack Lavinia and rape her. To prevent her identifying them they hack off her hands and cut out her tongue. Titus suffers great anguish at his daughter’s savage ravishment.

    Aaron tells Titus that the only way to save his sons is to cut off his own hand .He does so.It is returned to him with his sons’ heads. Titus’ anguish drives him towards madness. Lucius leaves to raise an army to attack Rome .Lavinia manages to identify her attackers.

    Aaron flees with a baby born to him by Tamora but is captured by Lucius and his advancing Goth army.

    Tamora and her sons visit Titus in disguise to persuade Titus to appease Lucius .Titus feigns that he is fooled and Tamora departs. The brothers are captured and killed and their flesh baked into pies served to Tamora at a banquet.

    Titus then kills Lavinia and Tamora.Saturninus kills him.Lucius kills Saturninus. Lucius becomes emperor and sentences Aaron to a long and lingering death.

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9 known characters

10 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Annie MacKay
Annie MacKay
Actor
2018, Marcus Andronicus
Brian McGowan
2017, Marcus Andronicus
Bartell Theatre
Holly Cuffley
2017, Marcus Andronicus
Parker Gray
Parker Gray
Actor
2017, Marcus Andronicus
Bath Spa University
James Aston-Fox
2015, Marcus Andronicus
Beckenham Green
Declan Sammon
2015, Marcus Andronicus
The Cockpit Theatre
Anthony Webster
2015, Marcus Andronicus
Lawrence Ward
2015, Marcus Andronicus
Robinson College
Imran Momen
Imran Momen
Actor
2014, Marcus Andronicus
Jon Tozzi
Jon Tozzi
Actor
2013, Marcus Andronicus
Garry Mannion
2012, Marcus Andronicus
The Etcetera Theatre
Natalie Neagle
2011, Marcus Andronicus
Lawrence Stubbings
2010, Marcus Andronicus
Rose Theare, Bankside
Geofferson Rainsford
2010, Marcus Andronicus
The Pinter studio
Neil Jennings
2008, Marcus Andronicus
C Venues, C+3 (Edinburgh Fringe)
Luke Beattie
Luke Beattie
Actor
2007, Marcus Andronicus
John-Michael MacDonald
2004, Marcus Andronicus
Richard Easterbrook
2004, Marcus Andronicus
Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York
Robert Donald
2001, Marcus Andronicus
Battersea Arts Centre
Michelle Mae Nicholls
2001, Marcus Andronicus
Battersea Arts Centre