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.

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 fantastic piece for older children….(and) anyone who appreciates great theatre” **** The Times

Grades 6 and up


Red Bridge Arts is the producing vehicle for Alice McGrath who has shepherded Titus since the original script landed on her desk a number of years ago in her role as Creative Development Director at Imaginate. Alice took the script with her when she became Director of Creative Development at macrobert, based at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Lu Kemp is an award- winning theatre director and dramaturge, working across new writing, devised theatre and dance.

Review of Titus from The Times

“A fantastic piece for older children….(and) anyone who appreciates great theatre.”

Click here: The Times Review

Review of Titus from Fest Magazine

August 2013

“You can expect to laugh and to cry and be reassured that young people sometimes understand the world in a better way than old folk. ”

Click here: Fest Review

Review of Titus from ThreeWeeks

August 2013

“this play is an inspiration and should go straight on tour to convince everyone, not just children, just how brilliant theatre can be .”

Click here: ThreeWeeks Edinburgh Review

Review of Titus from EdinburghGuide.com

August 2013

“ this is an opportunity for young people to glimpse adult theatre at it’s best.  Opportunities like this don’t come along very often.  I would urge you to seize it while you can.”

Click here: Edinburgh Guide Review