The play recounts the tragic love story of the Roman emperor Titus and Berenice of Cilicia. Unable to rectify his duty as emperor with his love for a foreign queen, Titus is forced to choose between love and responsibility. Meanwhile Antiochus, Titus’ best friend, is sent to comfort her, but reveals his own unrequited love for Berenice.
Duff will be joined in the principal cast by Stephen Campbell Moore (Clybourne Park, All My Sons, The History Boys) as Titus and Dominic Rowan (recently seen in the Young Vic’s acclaimed production A Doll’s House) as Anthiochus.
Currently at the Donmar, Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Brian Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come! continues until 22 September.