“And there’s blood pouring out of this man’s throat. Because these two women are beheading him – did I not mention that?”
Breach Theatre restages the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi in this Fringe First and The Stage Edinburgh Award-winning production.
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.
Age guidance: 14+