It's True, It's True, It's True

By Breach Theatre

Originally commissioned by New Diorama Theatre

Breach 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.

Winners of the Fringe First Award 2018

Winners of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2018

Untapped Award Winner 2018.

★★★★ - The Independent

★★★★ - The Times 

★★★★ - The Scotsman 

★★★★ - The Guardian

★★★★ - WhatsOnStage

It's True, It's True, It's True is supported by Arts Council England. 


Barbican Theatre

31 March - 9 April 2020

Teatro di Bairro Alto
15 - 17 April 2020

Marlowe Theatre

22 - 25 April 2020

Creative Team

It’s True, It’s True, It’s True was created using a devising process with the cast and verbatim material.

Cast (Edinburgh): Kathryn Bond, Sophie Steer, Ellice Stevens

Cast (London): Kathryn Bond, Ellice Stevens, Harriet Webb

Directer: Billy Barrett

Producer: Ellie Claughton

Dramaturg: Dorothy Allen-Pickard

Set Design: Luke W. Robson

Costume Design: Kitty Hawkins

Lighting Design: Lucy Adams

Stage Manager (London): Rachel Pryce

Dressmaker: Ronnie Dorsey

Design Assistant: Jacob Anderson

Scenic Artists: Paul Westcombe & Nikita Baker

Assistant Producer (Edinburgh): Grace Dickson


Photography: The Other Richard