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Shakespeare's Globe

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

By John Ford

23 October – 7 December

Tickets
£10 standing
£25-45 seats
£60 premium tickets

Creatives 

Directed by
Michael Longhurst 

Designed by
Alex Lowde 

Composed by 
Simon Slater 

Choreographed by
Imogen Knight 

Cast

Max Bennett
Giovanni

Stefano Braschi
Soranzo

Fiona Button
Annabella

Sam Cox
Donado

Philip Cumbus
Vasquez

Noma Dumezweni
Hippolita

James Garnon
Bergetto / Cardinal

Michael Gould
Friar Bonaventure

Alice Haig
Philotis

Dean Nolan
Poggio

Edward Peel
Florio

Daniel Rabin
Richardetto

Morag Siller
Puttana

Jethro Skinner
Grimaldi

  • Tis ;Pity She's a Whore

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.

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