Within London’s only candlelit theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, or beneath the open sky in the iconic Globe, discover powerful stories told by enchanting candlelight, wintry starlight, or festive fairy light at Shakespeare’s Globe this winter.
DEATH AND DESTRUCTION… BY CANDLELIGHT. Get inside the beating heart of Shakespeare’s first and most deadly revenge tragedy, Titus Andronicus, performed in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time. Director Jude Christian explores the macabre madness that takes us to the edge of humanity. Writer William Shakespeare SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE 19 January – 15 April 2023
- Good To Know
The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.
Additional Details & FAQ
- Access Information
For access bookings, please contact the Box Office on 020 7902 1409 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a booking confirmation email.
Please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.
- Where Do I Go
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT
Apr 16, 2023
I adore Shakespeare and have seen a number of versions of many plays, including all male, all female, all black cast, hip hop, traditional etc. I love the poetry and the cadence of the language. For me, having seen a full bloody version of Titus many years ago, I felt a bit let down. I wasn't sure why the cast were single sex or why there were songs - particularly the one about the bunny. Obviously I appreciate the extreme violence in many forms in this play are so over the top they can be presented as comedic but somehow I didn't want them to be. There were some great acting moments and some flashes of comedy that were appropriate, but I was distracted by the candles, particularly when they were put out too early and had to be relit. I was a bit disappointed and for me it missed the mark Sorry
Apr 6, 2023
An interesting take on the gore-fest
Apr 2, 2023
This production was amazing in so many ways, you could tell there was so much love shared between the actresses, they were enormously talented and the adaptations were really spot on. Thank you for reminding me of how amazing theatre and esp Shakesphere can be!
Mar 26, 2023
All female cast all wearing identical cloths I could not follow the play hardly any props this was only for diehard Shakespeare fans I went home after act one the orchestra was good
don't use from the box office
Mar 20, 2023
Paid over £100 for tickets from From the Box Office (Ingresso Group). Caused massive headaches because they never emailed me tickets. Staff at the Globe extremely helpful - said it happens regularly! Play great, The Globe great - From the Box Office AVOID
Mar 19, 2023
Was my first time seeing this play. Fantastic performances though I'm not quite sure why the cast was all female. I suspect Shakespeare wrote it when he was a teenager but I still think it's a great work and especially relevant while wars such as the one in Ukraine continue. Chopping up candles didn't work for me I'm afraid - blood needed to be spilt.
Mar 13, 2023
What a treat - a really spectacular rendition of a lesser known Shakespearean work The all lady cast in their silky Mao suits and French plaits did a truly remarkable job of performing and giving humour to this bloodbath tale. An outstanding hit and I hope lots of people see it because it is fantastic Absolutely loved it and talked out it lots since going
Mar 12, 2023
I went in with low expectations having read the complaints about forced cast gender, the lack of violence, the improvised additions (singing), venue and script. So maybe I had a low bar to start. But as a lover of Shakespeare I came away impressed by tue cast, the adaptation, the creativity and ambiance. Sure it’s not the Bard’s greatest work, but these people really brought it to life and I left feeling entertained, challenged, and respected.
Mar 12, 2023
Very cool , I enjoyed all the murders
Feb 27, 2023
Never seen this play before. It was a superb production with first class acting. The modern song lifted it all even higher. Highly recommended. It'll stay with me for some time.
Feb 26, 2023
Spectacular. In love. Astounded.
Feb 25, 2023
Titus Andronicius was truly amazing! It was hilarious, traumatising and riveting all at the same time. Even my Shakespeare phobic husband loved it! The cast were phenominal. I cannot recommend it enough!
Feb 20, 2023
Saw Titus Andronicus at the weekend. Totally brilliant. Go and see it. You won't be disappointed!
Feb 13, 2023
Very disappointed it was cancelled - and very disappointed I couldn’t even look inside this famous auditorium having come 100 miles just to be there.
Feb 1, 2023
Incredible interpretation of Titus Andronicus. It was surprising, chilling, smart and funny. The cast are all deeply talented people who made us laugh and sent chills down our spines. The adaptation complemented and enhanced the original play. I left wanting to immediately see it again.
Jan 25, 2023
Thanks for asking. Bit frustrated at first as couldnt remember and relate characters to actors. Some lines hard to hear from the cheap seats. Didnt know it was an all female cast. So harder to distinguish cast and the light was dim too throughout. Like the music and the parody songs of the multiple deaths a'coming! Definitely improved in the 2nd act and liked the death symbolism stuff. It is a play I knew nothing about so well enlightened and enjoyed.