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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.
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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, and a Fringe First in 2017 with TANK and again in 2018 for It's True, It's True, It's True.