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Titus Andronicus returns to the Rose after 400 years

This month the Royal Shakespeare Company will be giving a special preview of their Stratford production of Titus Andronicus at the Rose Theatre site on Bankside.

Titus was first performed at the Rose on 23rd January 1594. It was hugely popular as an antidote to a freezing winter and the plague. Shakespeare's first tragedy was performed by the Chamberlain's Men and may well have included Richard Burbage and Shakespeare himself.

Michael Boyd, artistic director of the RSC, has agreed to bring Titus Andronicus back to its roots. The event will include a talk by Bill Alexander, director of the Stratford production, and readings from the play itself by David Bradley in the role of Titus.

Tickets are now on sale at 20 for this performance on Sunday 31 August 2003 at 4pm. Seating at the Rose is limited, so in order to be sure of attending this historic event place your booking by email or phone now. Payment will be on the day by cash or cheque only.

• Email admin-rose@theatre.org
• Tel 020 7261 9565
• Rose Theatre Exhibition

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