Baggage & It’s True, It’s True, It’s True

Baggage

Written By Bev Clark

Directed by Louise Taney


Venue: Arts at the Old Fire Statoin
Date: 3-7 November 2020
Time: 7.30pm
Duration: 75 min
Price: £10-£14

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

By Breach Theatre

Directed by Alexandra Coke


Venue: Arts at the Old Fire Station
Date: 10-14 November 2020
Time: 7.30pm 
Duration: 75 min
Price: £10-£14

‘Who I am is probably not who I would choose to be, but it’s who I have to be.’

Sandra is doing her Christmas shopping. She has bags loaded with Christmas shopping for her family. As she waits for the bus, exhausted by her trip, she faints. She awakes to what looks like a homeless woman leaning over her and presumes she is being robbed. Sandra initially turns on the woman but then realises the woman is trying to help her.

Written in 2017, this short play by Bev Clarke explores several themes experienced by the two women. After the initial encounter filled with accusation and prejudice, they find solace in each other’s company, enabling them to confide in each other with the issues facing them.

We are taken on a journey into their pasts and share their grief, anger and humour as they learn to trust each other and realise that maybe they aren’t so different after all.

Performed by Nell Hook and Moya Hughes.

This gripping dramatisation of a 1612 rape trial brought by the gifted painter Artemisia Gentileschi roars down the ages centuries after it shocked renaissance Rome.

When Agostino Tassi, the pope’s favourite artist, was accused of raping 15-year-old Gentileschi, the ensuing seven-month case was widely publicised. It’s True, It’s True, It’s True interweaves jaw-dropping court transcripts with history, myth, contemporary insight and moments of satire to ask: how much has really changed?

Filled with ire and using modern language, the devised show shines a spotlight on a remarkable woman who went on to triumph through her art.

Performed by Elizabeth Dobson, Charlie Morgan and Meg Tapp.

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