“And there’s blood pouring out of this man’s throat. Because these two women are beheading him - did I not mention that?”
Fringe First and Total Theatre Award-winning Breach (Tank, The Beanfield) 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.
Please note, this performance contains some nudity.
Running time: 1 hour.
Quotes & Reviews
Post Show Talks & Discussions
Wednesday 7th November - Dialogue Theatre Club
Dialogue Club works like a book group: see the show in your own time, then come and discuss what you thought with other audience members over drinks. Hosted by theatre-writer Maddy Costa and artist Rhiannon Armstrong.
Free for all ticket holders.
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WINNERS! Scotsman Fringe First Award 2018.
WINNERS! The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2018.
★★★★★ "It might be set in 17th-century Italy, but the consistently exciting Breach Theatre’s new show feels uneasily current." The 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 the award-winning Breach Theatre." The Times
ABOUT BREACH THEATRE
Breach creates politically engaged, formally innovative live performances that cross disciplines and mash up different media. A collaboration between theatre-makers and a video artist, Breach has been described as “a young company with a strong creative identity” by The Stage and won the 2015 Total Theatre Award for an Emerging Artist or Company with The Beanfield, and a Fringe First in 2017 with TANK.
Cast & Creatives