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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.
Breach is a multimedia performance company founded by Dorothy Allen-Pickard, Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens, and produced by Ellie Claughton. They collaborate with actors to create politically engaged, formally exploratory shows that blend drama and documentary. Breach's productions include Fringe First Award-winning It’s True, It’s True, It’s True (2018), Total Theatre Award-winning The Beanfield (2015), Fringe First Award-winning Tank (2016), Fair Field: The Ploughing of the Half-Acre with Penned in the Margins (2017), and The Drill (2018).
See Breach Theatre tour dates
- Playhouse Square
- Quarry Hill
- LS2 7UP