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Devised by Breach Theatre

The 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi is restaged by Fringe First and The Stage Edinburgh Award-winning company, Breach Theatre.

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.


Behind the scnes with the cast

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Gripping court drama ... roaring down the ages’ 

The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ‘Consistently exciting ... uneasily current’

The Financial Times

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  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund