Breach theatre’s all conquering hit It’s True, It’s True, It’s True will return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019 as part of the British Council showcase before the Untapped, The Stage and Scotsman Fringe First winning production heads on a UK tour to thirteen UK cities with more to be announced.
The production is based on transcripts taken from the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi, who was accused of raping fellow painter Artemisia Gentileschi while he was tutoring her at her father’s house.
Sticking closely to the original research but using modern language and featuring an all-female cast, It’s True, It’s True, It’s True tells what, at first, seems like an archaic tale of female empowerment in the face of ostracization by a male-dominated society. But as the trial progresses and testimonies of situations all-too familiar to a twenty-first century audience begin to emerge, we’re left asking how much has really changed in the past 400 years?
The production was one of the undisputed hits of the 2018 Edinburgh Festivals – at the vanguard of the cultural aftershock of the #MeToo movement which rippled strongly throughout. Its London premiere was also sold out and gained similar critical acclaim.
Breach’s previous productions include Total Theatre Award-winner The Beanfield – about the Battle of the Beanfield and the concept of state-ordered violence; Fringe First winnerTank – about US military experiments designed to allow humans communicate with dolphins using LSD; and The Drill – about anti-terror training.