Image: Barbican Theatre
Note: contains nudity, some strong language, some violence and sexual violence.
Post-show talk, Mon 6 Apr - free to same-day ticket holders.
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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London EC2Y 8DS
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑45pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
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Captioned performance and post‑show talk, Mon 6 Apr
Relaxed performance, Tue 7 Apr
Author: Billy Barrett, Ellice Stevens
Director: Billy Barrett
Set designer: Luke W Robson
Costume designer: Kitty Hawkins
Lighting: Lucy Adams
Dramaturg: Dorothy Allen-Pickard