“A completely compelling piece of theatre” – The Scotsman
The internationally award-winning, hit European play, Titus is set to visit Bath in a new English-language production for audiences aged 10 years and over. After receiving rave reviews at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Titus is now touring the UK and visits the egg theatre on Saturday 31st January with performances at 11.30am and 3pm.
Full of humour, energy and precision, Titus is a playful and engaging drama about telling big lies and small truths; about pigs that fall in love; about crows that talk; and about running away from grief and finding yourself.
Titus’s Dad thinks he is always making things up. “Tell the truth, Titus”, he says, “just tell the truth!” Titus knows that the truth is much easier to remember than a lie, but the truth is so boring.
This fast-paced and darkly funny play delivers a powerful live performance as it tells the story of a 10 year-old boy overwhelmed by the anxieties of childhood and on the edge, literally, on the roof, confronted by a situation that seems hopeless, he can either give up or fight. Hitting the right note between laughter and sadness, Titus is presented in an informal, conversational style. The show’s conclusion is left open-ended to encourage audience members to open up about what they think will happen to Titus.
Originally written by Jan Sobrie, this new English-language version of Titus is written by Oliver Emanuel (Dragon and The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish, both National Theatre of Scotland), and directed by Lu Kemp. Produced by macrobert (two-times winner Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland, Best Production for Children and Young People), Titus was part of the 2013 Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a recommendation to the British Council Showcase 2013.
Titus tours to the egg theatre on Saturday 31st January. Tickets are available from the egg theatre on 01225 823 409, the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, or online via www.theatreroyal.org.uk