Titus

By Jan Sobrie, a new English version by Oliver Emanuel. Directed by Lu Kemp and produced by Macrobert Arts Centre.

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 and finding yourself. Titus is 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.

Titus, originally written by Belgian writer Jan Sobrie, was awarded the Dutch-German Author Prize in 2007 and is considered one of Europe’s most successful plays for young people. This new English version, written by Oliver Emanuel and directed by Lu Kemp, premiered at the Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh in May 2012.

“A beautifully structured, evocatively phrased monologue… fingers crossed this tours” **** - The Herald

 

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