Day 36 - It's True, It's True, It's True

Fringe First and Total Theatre Award-winning Breach Theatre have made their hit show It’s True, It’s True, It’s True available to watch online until the end of April. 

Breach Theatre 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.

★★★★ “A gripping court drama… Tremendous.” – The Guardian

Please note the language reflects the content of the play and comes with a recommendation of 16+ (or Cinema BBF 15 rating!)

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★★★★ “It never feels that the play is preaching to the audience, rather instead, hammering home reality.” – British Theatre Guide ★★★★ “Staged with imaginative flair and unabashed theatricality… There is little to match this latest piece from the award-winning Breach Theatre.” – The Times (behind paywall) ★★★★ “Glitters with anger… considered, intelligent… Fascinating and potent.” – The Stage “Beautifully fractures the male gaze into a kaleidoscope of strong colour, fury, and female self-expression.” – Exeunt ★★★★★ “It might be set in 17th-century Italy, but the consistently exciting Breach Theatre’s new show feels uneasily current.” – The Financial Times

Breach is a multimedia performance company founded by Dorothy Allen-Pickard, Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens, and produced by Ellie Claughton. They collaborate with actors to create politically engaged, formally exploratory shows that blend drama and documentary.

Photography (the Other Richard)

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