Breach Theatre

It’s True, It’s True, It’s True

“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‘s Fringe First and The Stage Edinburgh Award-winning production restages the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi.

Based on surviving court transcripts, this 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+
Contains nudity, strong language and references to sexual and emotional abuse that some audience members may find distressing

Creative Team:

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.


“Consistently exciting... uneasily current”

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 Breach Theatre"

The Times

It’s True, It’s True, It’s True

29 October 2019 - 8:00 pm

Full Price: £13
Concessions: £11
Members: 15% off

Extra information

Post Show Discussion
Playwright & arts writer Hannah Greenstreet will chair a Q&A with the cast and the creative team after the performance.

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