“And there’s blood pouring out of this man’s throat. Because these two women are beheading him – did I not mention that?”
WINNERS! Scotsman Fringe First Award 2018.
WINNERS! The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2018.
Fringe First and Total Theatre Award-winning Breach (Tank, The Beanfield) restage the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
Based on surviving court transcripts, this new play dramatises the seven-month trial that gripped Renaissance Rome, and asks how much has changed in the last four centuries.
Blending myth, history and contemporary commentary, this is the story of how a woman took revenge through her art to become one of the most successful painters of her generation.
★★★★★ ‘It might be set in 17th-century Italy, but the consistently exciting Breach Theatre’s new show feels uneasily current.’ The Financial Times
★★★★ ‘A gripping court drama… it is as if she is roaring down the ages.’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘There is little to match this latest piece from the award-winning Breach Theatre.’ The Times
This production contains nudity, strong language and references to sexual and emotional abuse that some audience members may find distressing.
Director – Billy Barrett
Set Designer – Luke W. Robson
Costume Designer – Kitty Hawkins
Lighting Designer – Lucy Adams
Dramaturg – Dorothy Allen-Pickard
Producer – Ellie Claughton
Cast: Kathryn Bond, Ellice Stevens, Sophie Steer.
It’s True, It’s True, It’s True was created using a devising process with the cast and verbatim material.
Running Time: 1hr (no interval)
Age recommendation: 14+ (this performance contains some nudity)
'A gripping court drama... it is as if she is roaring down the ages.' The Guardian