‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore 2011 - 2012

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“A blazing, daring vision – a masterful evening”
Le Figaro

Following their triumphant productions of The Changeling (2006) and the Duchess of Malfi (1995), Cheek by Jowl return to Jacobean tragedy with a new production of John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore.

In this violent and bloody drama, we watch a brother and sister’s passionate descent into hell. Incest, morality, religion and corruption all intertwine to make this play as shocking and controversial today as it was almost four hundred years ago.

acted with an enviable, powerfully passionate edge L’Humanité

 

The more I strive, I love; the more I love, / The less I hope. I see my ruin, certain

 

 

This production is suitable for 16+

Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with the Barbican, London,
Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale and Sydney Festival

Venue City Country Date No. of Performances
Les Gémeaux Sceaux, Paris France 30/11/11 19
Sydney Theatre Sydney Australia 17/01/11 5
Cambridge Arts Theatre Cambridge UK 26/01/12 3
Warwick Arts Centre Coventry UK 01/02/12 5
Oxford Playhouse Oxford UK 07/02/12 5
Barbican London UK 16/02/12 25
BAM New York USA 20/03/12 13
Les Naves del Espanol Madrid Spain 11/04/12 12

‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore 2011 E-Trailer

Sydney Festival 2012 interviews with Assistant Director Owen Horsley and Lydia Wilson (Annabella)

Audience reactions to ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore from Warwick Arts Centre, February 2012.

Cast
Suzanne BurdenHippolita
David CollingsFlorio
Ryan EllsworthDonado
Jimmy FairhurstGratiano
Jack GordonGiovanni
Nyasha HatendiFriar
Jack HawkinsSoranzo
Lizzie HopleyPutana
Peter MoretonCardinal/Doctor
David MumeniGrimaldi
Laurence SpellmanVasques
Lydia WilsonAnnabella

Creatives
DirectorDeclan Donnellan
DesignerNick Ormerod
Associate and Movement DirectorJane Gibson
Lighting DesignerJudith Greenwood
Music/Sound DesignNick Powell
Associate DirectorOwen Horsley
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