From April to June 2012, Shakespeare’s Globe brought theatre companies from around the world to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 languages. The Globe to Globe season was part of the World Shakespeare Festival for the London 2012 Festival.
Titus Andronicus is no longer available but you can still see some of the Globe to Globe plays featured on The Space.
Performed in Cantonese by the Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio of Hong Kong.
(with subtitles in English)
The troupe performs under the artistic direction of Tang Shu-wing, who has been dubbed “the alchemist of minimal theatre”. This production for the Globe to Globe festival marks their first visit to the UK.
Titus and his sons return to Rome triumphant with their Goth prisoners, Tamora and her sons. When Titus’ daughter Lavinia refuses to marry the new emperor Saturninus, Titus is horrified as Saturninus chooses Tamora for his bride. In their new position of power, Tamora and her sons set out to get revenge against Titus for his crimes against the Goths. As the body count rises and acts of vengeance escalate, Titus is pushed to extreme measures to avenge his family.
PRINCIPAL CAST AND CREDITS
Titus Andronicus: Andy Ng Wai-shek
Tamora: Ivy Pang Ngan-ling
Aaron: Chu Pak-hong
Demetrius: Guthrie Yip Wing-wong
Director/Adaptor: Tang Shu-wing
Producer: Phoebe Chuk Nga-yin