Titus

About the performance – an interview with the creative team

Titus
Written by Jan Sobrie
English version by Oliver Emanuel
Directed by Lu Kemp, performed by Gavin Jon Wright

Winner of the The People’s Choice Victor Award 2015     VictorAward_2015
Runner up for the Scottish Arts Club Award 2013

**** The List
**** The Times
**** The Herald

 

USA Tour 2017
21-24 March      Lincoln Center Education, New York
15 – 21 May        The Kennedy Centre, Washington

Do you want to know why I’m called Titus? It’s a funny story.
My dad thinks I’m always making stuff up.
Just tell the truth, Titus. Just tell the truth.
The truth is much easier to remember than a lie.
But Dad the truth is so boring.

A drama about telling big lies and small truths.
About pigs that fall in love.
About crows that talk.
About running away from grief and finding yourself.
The story of a 10 year-old boy on the edge – literally on the roof of his school – confronted by a situation that seems hopeless. He can either give up or fight.

This English version of Titus, written by Oliver Emanuel and directed by Lu Kemp, was originally co-produced with macrobert arts centre and was part of the Imaginate Festival in 2012 and the Made in Scotland showcase and British Council showcase 2013 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

Photographs by Brian Hartley

“A beautifully structured, evocatively phrased monologue… fingers crossed this tours” **** The Herald
“One of the best performances you are likely to see at this year’s Fringe” ***** Edinburgh Guide
“An inspiration and should go straight on tour to convince everyone, not just children, just how brilliant theatre can be” ***** Three weeks

2016 USA Tour:
6 MayPerforming Arts Centre at Purchase College
9 May, Murray Theatre, Clearwater
13-15 May, EQT Children’s Theatre festival, Pittsburgh
19-22 May, PAPAYA, Philadelphia