It's True, It's True, It's True Breach Theatre
Based on the original court transcripts, this dramatisation blends history, myth and contemporary commentary to ask: how much has really changed in the last four centuries?
The story centres on an unwelcome visit from artist Tassi to Artemisia’s home while her father is away. What happens next is disputed. In court, the accused man’s strategies – questioning the victim’s morality, rubbishing the evidence and nobbling the witnesses – mirror tactics that are still sometimes deployed today.
Filled with rage, shot through with satire and including recreations of Atermisia celebrated biblical paintings, this critically-acclaimed play shines a spotlight on a remarkable woman who went on to become one of the most successful painters of her generation.
Winner of the Fringe First Award, the Stage Award for Acting Excellence and the Untapped Award.
★★★★★ The Financial Times
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ What’s On Stage
Lengte: 75 minutes
Content rating: 14+ (contains strong language, nudity, loud noises and strobe lighting, as well as descriptions of sexual assault)
Writers: Billy Barratt and Ellice Stevens
Director: Billy Barratt
Cast: Ellice Stevens, Kathryn Bond , Sophie Steer and Harriet Webb
The film is produced by Artemisia Films and Breach and was commissioned by The Space for BBC Arts.
Photo by Carlton Dixon
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