Breach Theatre: It’s True, It’s True, It’s True

Date:Thu 03 Oct
Price:Pay What You Feel

Breach’s Fringe First and The Stage Edinburgh Award-winning production restages the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi. 

Based on surviving court transcripts, this 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.


★★★★★ “Consistently exciting…uneasily current”  The Financial Times

★★★★ "Artful ... devastating" - Time Out

★★★★ "Glitters with anger" - The Stage

Part of the proceeds for this show will be donated to Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre


From this autumn you can Pay What You Feel for the majority of our arts programme, with tickets from £2.50. All seating is unreserved and every ticket receives the same great experience. So whether you’re feeling flush or short on cash, you can come with us on some amazing artistic journeys.

“A gripping courtroom drama driven by implicit feminist rage”

★★★★ The Guardian


“It might be set in 17th-century Italy, but the consistently exciting Breach Theatre’s new show feels uneasily current”

★★★★★ The Financial Times


“A fearless cast and crew have made the source material their own. You’ll laugh, you’ll rage, and you’ll rediscover underrated rock songs”

★★★★★ Everything Theatre


“It’s True, It’s True, It’s True beautifully fractures the male gaze into a kaleidoscope of strong colour, fury and female self-expression”

Exeunt Magazine


““It is a reminder that there really is no difference between history and ‘his story’, and should be considered a vital piece of artistic artillery in the fight to come.”

★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

Warning: This production includes nudity, strong language and descriptions of sexual assault.

Part of the proceeds for this show will be donated to Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre
Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre provides a helpline, email support, counselling and advocacy for women and girls who have experienced rape and sexual violence, recently or in the past. We work from an empowerment model, which means we believe that women are the experts on their own lives and are best placed to make decisions about what they want. We also raise awareness of sexual violence, its prevalence and effects, press for change, and promote the importance and need for appropriate, high-quality and specialised support for survivors. We are also working towards ending rape and sexual violence, because we believe all women and girls should live free from the fear and experience of sexual violence.

Age: 13+

Duration: 1 hr (no interval)

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Originally commissioned by New Diorama Theatre.Supported by Arts Council England.


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