Site specific Titus Andronicus comes to Peckham
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
PIA Furtado directs Titus Andronicus, a new site specific staging of Shakespeare’s infamous revenge tragedy, in the atmospheric urban surroundings of Bold Tendencies’ multi-storey car park in Peckham – from Sunday, August 31 to Sunday, September 21, 2014.
Transposing Rome to the rough dystopian playground of urban London, Titus Andronicus interrogates questions of love, revenge and allegiance. A radical new staging, it takes a world beset by territorial wars to thrilling new heights set against the vertiginous backdrop of London’s skyline.
Described as passionate and dangerous, this site-specific production is a fast-paced, high-octane, immersive joyride with movement from renowned choreographer Temujin Gill (London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony) and some of the country’s leading Parkour practitioners; a live beatboxed musical score by BellaTrix, (3-times world female beatbox champion) alongside a community chorus of local residents from South London.
Produced by The Theory of Everything in partnership with Bold Tendencies and Restless Buddha in association with Parkour UK, Titus Andronicus is performed by Sunanda Biswas, Sonya Cullingford, Sam Griffiths, Nyron Levy, Milton Lopez and Richard Pyros.
Pia Furtado is the Artistic Director of The Theory of Everything. Her credits include Werther (Scottish Opera), Dirty Great Love Story (Soho, 59E59 NYC), Say it with Flowers (Sherman Cymru) and L’Elisir D’Amore (Holland Park).
Tickets: £19.50, £10 concessions – available online at billetto.co.uk/titus-andronicus.
Times: 7.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings; 2pm matinees on Saturdays.
Bold Tendencies Multistorey Car Park, 7th and 8th Floor, Peckham Multi-Story carpark, 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST