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Breach Theatre in association with Theatre503 presents

Edinburgh Previews 2018: It’s True It’s True It’s True

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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. Untapped Award winner 2018.

Breach Theatre

Breach creates politically engaged, formally innovative live performances that cross disciplines and mash up different media. A collaboration between theatre-makers and a video artist, Breach has been described as “a young company with a strong creative identity” by The Stage and won the 2015 Total Theatre Award for an Emerging Artist or Company with The Beanfield.


Breach Theatre


Artistic Team
Breach Theatre
Set Designer
Luke W. Robson
Costumer Designer
Kitty Hawkins
Lighting Designer
Lucy Adams
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Posted on 9 July 2018

It’s True, It’s True, It’s True – Underbelly, 14.50

Fringe First-winners Breach – the company behind Tank – continues to use documentary techniques to create fiercely intelligent work that interrogates the ways in which stories get told. New show It’s True, It’s True, It’s True uses the 1612 trial of Italian artist Agostino Tassi for the rape of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi to explore how much society has changed during the intervening centuries.

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Posted on 19 June 2018

Breach Theatre have had a pretty stellar time at the Edinburgh Fringe – their show Tank being a critical hit (bagging a Fringe First Award in 2016) while The Beanfield also had a grand run the year before. Now they're back with It's True, It's True, It's True, which has already won the New Diorama and Untapped Award. Set in a classroom, the piece is inspired by the transcript of a rape trial from 1612.

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Posted on 14 June 2018

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The always-surprising Breach Theatre follow up their hit Edinburgh show about the Battle of the Beanfield (‘Beanfield’) and their other hit Edinburgh show about dolphins on LSD (‘Tank’) with a verbatim reenactment of the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, in a show about how a woman took revenge through her art. As ever with Breach, you probably need to be there, but it'll undoubtedly be worth your while.

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Posted on 6 June 2018

Breach are a company to cherish and they consider the rape of baroque period painter Artemisia Gentileschi in It’s True, It’s True, It’s True.

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