It’s True, It’s True, It’s True at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
It's True, It's True, It's True
Image courtesy of Richard Davenport

It's True, It's True, It's True at HOME Manchester, Manchester 8 — 12 October 2019 Tickets from £5.00 — Book now

We always get excited when the award-winning Breach Theatre play at HOME Manchester. This October, the company bring It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, a new show which took home Untapped, The Stage and The Scotsman Fringe First Awards at Edinburgh Fringe 2018. This year the show returned for a sell-out run as part of the prestigious British Council Showcase.

Breach’s previous productions at HOME comprise the Total Theatre Award-winning The Beanfield, about the Battle of the Beanfield in 1985 and the concept of state-ordered violence; Fringe First winner Tank, about US military experiments designed to allow humans communicate with dolphins using LSD; and The Drill, about anti-terror training.

This new performance is based on transcripts taken from the 1612 trial of artist Agostino Tassi, who was accused of raping Artemisia Gentileschi while he was tutoring her at her father’s house. Breach’s interpretation sticks closely to the content of the original transcripts but uses modern language and features an all-female cast.

Inspired by the surviving court documentation, this new play dramatises the seven-month trial that gripped Renaissance Rome. And what first appears to be an account of female disempowerment in the face of an archaic 17th-century patriarchal society, appears to change into something completely different. As the testimonies begin to play out on stage in front of a 21st-century audience, those who are familiar with the #MeToo movement, many may find themselves asking ‘how much has really changed in the last 400 years?’

Breach manage to astutely blend myth, history and contemporary commentary, to tell the story of a woman who took revenge through her art and in doing so, managed to become one of the most successful painters of her generation.

Don’t leave it too late to get your tickets to this invigorating and timely performance by one of the country’s brightest young theatre companies.

It's True, It's True, It's True at HOME Manchester, Manchester 8 — 12 October 2019 Tickets from £5.00 Book now


Session Features
8 October 2019
7:45pm — 9:15pm
9 October 2019
7:45pm — 9:15pm
10 October 2019
7:45pm — 9:15pm
11 October 2019
7:45pm — 9:15pm
12 October 2019
2:00pm — 3:30pm
12 October 2019
7:45pm — 9:15pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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free entry

Where to go near It’s True, It’s True, It’s True at HOME

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Event venue

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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