Tamora played by Indira Varma
Titus Andronicus (2014)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Theatre includes: The Hothouse (Ambassadors Theatre Group); Dance of Death, Twelfth Night, The Vortex, Privates on Parade (Donmar Warehouse); Hysteria (Theatre Royal, Bath); Ingredient X, The Vertical Hour,The Country (Royal Court Theatre); The Skin of our Teeth (Young Vic); Five Gold Rings, Celebration (AlmeidaTheatre); Ivanov, Remembrance of Things Past, Othello(National Theatre); Celebration, One for the Road(Broadway); Three Sisters (Oxford Stage Co.) and AsYou Like It (Nottingham Playhouse). Film includes: The Exodus, Silent Hours, Mindscape, Risk Addiction, Brideand Prejudice, Jinnah, Sixth Happiness, Clancy’s Kitchenand Kama Sutra. Television includes: Game of Thrones, Rome (HBO); What Remains, Silk, Luther, Moses Jones, Torchwood, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Waste of Shame, Broken News, Love Soup, Quatermass, The Sea Captain’s Tale, The Whistleblower, Other People’s Children (BBC); Hunted, Hustle (Kudos Productions); World Without End (Free Productions); Human Target; Bones (Fox Network); Inside the Box (ABC); Whistleblowers (Carnival); 3lbs (Paramount); Donovan (Granada); Reversals (Box Television); Attachments I and II (World Prods); In a Land of Plenty (Talkback); Ten Crazy Days (SWR TV) and Psychos (Channel 4).
In her second interview Indira talks about what’s been happening in rehearsals so far, the manipulative skills of Tamora and the important relationships and scenes for her character.
"I think she’s giving him the baby to kill, but actually she knows that he won’t kill his own child, just as she wouldn't kill her own child. Titus, however, does kill his own children. Who is the sick one here, actually, thank you very much? Everyone thinks that Goths are bad…"
“When learning the text you need to know why has Shakespeare written that sentence in that order. And it’s not just because it sounds beautiful, but it’s the way that that character expresses them self. And I think that’s what makes it really exciting.”
In her first interview Indira discusses the language in Titus Andronicus, her first impressions of her character Tamora, and the embracing nature of the Globe’s space.