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'Tis Pity She's a Whore [2014]

Written by: John Ford
Directed by: Michael Longhurst

Enter Giovanni with a heart upon his dagger.

Annabella, the beauty of Parma, does not lack admirers, but one of them society will surely view with disgust – her own brother, Giovanni. When he confesses to her his infatuation, Giovanni begs her to kill him, but so far from doing so, she embraces him as a lover. What chance has their incestuous love in a hostile world? What tragic chaos will follow?

Compassionate and disturbing, John Ford’s great story of doomed love – told in scenes that combine intense reflection with explosive violence – enters the most challenging moral territory of all.

Max Bennett and Fiona Button featured as part of the Adopt an Actor interview series for this production.

CREATIVES AND PRODUCTION

  • Designed by Alex Lowde
  • Composed by Simon Slater
  • Choreographed by Imogen Knight

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