Titus Andronicus, with both macabre verbal wit and moments of tender poetry, is Shakespeare's first and great bloody tragedy. It has revolted some with its bad taste and mesmerised others with its startling confrontation of violence in all its shocking extremes. With nightmarish energy, it's a story about war, mutilation, rape and murder, and the savage consequences of revenge. Lucy Bailey directs. The production will employ Elizabethan staging, clothing and music.