ITS TRUE, ITS TRUE, ITS TRUE is an award-winning show from the company Breach which was highly praised at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival, where it won a Scotsman Fringe First Award and The Stage Award for Acting Excellence. The show was due to play at the Barbican from March 31st to April 9th before performances were suspended. The streaming is available until May 17th.
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.
If you watch and enjoy the production, please consider making a donation to Breach Theatre. All donations go directly to Breach Theatre.
This new film version, shot on location in a former chapel, was specially staged for TV and originally shown on BBC4. The film is produced by Artemisia Films and Breach and was commissioned by The Space for BBC Arts.
The show runs 75 mins and is suggested for audiences aged 14+
Please be aware that the show contains: strobe lighting, nudity, strong language, violence and sexual violence.
To learn more about Breach, visit their website here.
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