“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
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.