WINNER: Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award

— 2013

A whirlwind riot of Innovation!

— York Mix

WINNER: John Beecher Prize for Innovation

— 2013

In the dying days of the Empire, Rome’s foremost families intertwine in a destructive spiral of revenge that threatens to undo them all. As alliances (and limbs) are severed, can the memory of civic duty and compassion save a people who have lost their way?

The UK’s only all-female Shakespeare company, Smooth Faced Gentlemen, bringing their critically acclaimed theatrical rebellion on tour.

Don’t miss this breathtaking, heart-stopping, eye-popping production of Shakespeare’s most brutal, farcical and misunderstood work, reimagined with style, wit… and gallons of bright red paint.

Fast, Fresh, Furious, Faithful… and Funny

– Edinburgh Spotlight

Upcoming Dates

Your chance to catch the show on tour.


July 12th, 13th & 18th

Underground Venues, Buxton

  • Previews
  • 7.30pm (12th, 13th)
  • 9.45pm (18th)

No Tickets Available!

Loughborough Town Hall

July Tuesday 14th

Town Hall

  • One Night Only
  • 7.30pm
  • 0201 020 101

No Tickets Available!


August 5th – 31st

Pleasance Dome,

  • (not 13th, 20th)
  • 5pm
  • 0201 020 101

Tickets →

Slick and farcically funny

– Exeunt Magazine


Performance Photos

Rehearsal Photos

Teaser Trailer

A bloodstained burlesque overflowing with horror and humour

– The Shakespeare Standard


Greenwich Press

Latest Rehearsal Blog


Latest reviews, awards, and our detailed rehearsal blog

One of the most stunning Shakespeare tragedies I’ve ever seen

– Cafe Babel

Cast & Crew

Emily Bairstow Tamora
Helen Coles Lucius
Ashlea Kaye Marcus
Henri Merriam Titus
Hannah Morley Bassianus
Sharon Singh Lavinia
Terri Reddin Saturninus
Anita-Joy Uwejah Aaron
  • Helen Coles
  • Anita-Joy Uwejah
directed by Yaz Al-Shaater
set design Fabi Williams
Ellie Thomas
fight choreography Enric Ortuño
dramaturgy Anna Beecher
associate director Hannah Hauer-King
composer Sam Dunkley
musical director Philippa Hogg
costume Natalie McCormack
lighting design Celia Dugua
sound design James Percival
comedy consultant Tom Crawshaw
production manager Matt Nelson
assistant stage manager Francesca Osimani

See full cast & crew
and teams from previous productions →

Truly ingenious … an admirably elegant and disciplined production.

– Fringe Guru


July 2013

Buxton Fringe
Underground Venues

August 2013

Edinburgh Fringe
Bedlam Theatre

Oct 2013

York Theatre Royal
Main Stage

April 2015

Greenwich Theatre

Brought to life with vivid brushstrokes… ferocious, creative, and unflinchingly bloody

– The Skinny


Press Pack

Download Press Release etc.


A round up of our best press so far!

Go top