It's True, It's True, It's True


This gripping dramatisation of a 1612 rape trial brought by the gifted painter Artemisia Gentileschi roars down the ages centuries after it shocked Renaissance Rome.
It's True, It's True, It's True at Barbican Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Closes: Thursday 9 April 2020
Running time:1 hr 05 mins
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


Note: contains nudity, some strong language, some violence and sexual violence.


Post-show talk, Mon 6 Apr - free to same-day ticket holders.


Synopsis


This gripping dramatisation of a 1612 rape trial brought by the gifted painter Artemisia Gentileschi roars down the ages centuries after it shocked Renaissance Rome.


When Agostino Tassi, the pope's favourite artist, was accused of raping 15-year-old Gentileschi, the ensuing seven-month case was widely publicised.


It's True, It's True, It's True interweaves jaw-dropping court transcripts with history, myth, contemporary insight and moments of satire to ask: how much has really changed?


Filled with ire and using modern language, the devised show shines a spotlight on a remarkable woman who went on to triumph through her art.


With three female actors interchanging roles on a set that at times suggests a courtroom, at others an artist's studio, the story is driven by a soundtrack that contrasts punk and baroque music.


Including reenactments of Gentileschi's celebrated biblical paintings, Breach's visceral play has won Scotsman Fringe First and Stage Edinburgh Awards.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 31 March 2020

Closes:Thursday 9 April 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑45pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£18

Concessions:

Under 16

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Schools

£8 per ticket.


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Captioned performance and post‑show talk, Mon 6 Apr


Relaxed performance, Tue 7 Apr


Cast


Kathryn Bond

Sophie Steer

Ellice Stevens


Creatives


Author: Billy Barrett, Ellice Stevens
Director: Billy Barrett
Set designer: Luke W Robson
Costume designer: Kitty Hawkins
Lighting: Lucy Adams
Dramaturg: Dorothy Allen-Pickard

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