Hilarious mix of Shakespeare, conscious melodrama & great writing!
What I didn't like
Give these guys a bigger theatre & more money to go LARGE! They were great.
My overall impression
Who would have thought that a Marine re-working of Shakespeare’s gory classic could shed new light on the original? Titus Sharkdronicus does exactly that. From the outset it sounds silly. It looks silly. It is silly. But it works, and it gives Shakespeare scholars a run for their money, not to mention the titillated audiences who laugh through the tightly-directed hour of melodramatic Elizabethan tragedy. Fiona Austin’s direction cleverly replaces two evil sons with sharks, one baddie becomes a shark man, and in addition to the laughs created by the setups, the underwater predators reveal the inner ‘sharkiness’ of human nature. You get the point..but the deeper point is that she draws attention to the animalistic, predatory aspects of human nature, and in doing so we get a whole new experience of Shakespeare’s minor villains. And it is fun. A lot of fun. Highly recommended!