'Tis Pity She's a Whore
January 21 at 2pm
Presented by Sydney Festival in association with Sydney Theatre
Cheek by Jowl (UK)
'A masterpiece. Not to be missed.' Le Figaro
‘Cheek by Jowl brings fresh life to the classics using intense, vivid performances like a laser of light to set the text ablaze.' The Guardian
‘A deliciously excessive gory glory.' The Sunday Telegraph on The Changeling (2006)
Written by John Ford
Directed by Declan Donnellan
Designed by Nick Ormerod
Currently playing a sold-out season to rave reviews in Paris, Le Figaro have described 'Tis Pity She's a Whore as 'A masterpiece. Not to be missed.' This is the hottest ticket in Paris this December, don’t miss your chance when it comes to the Festival.
Following legendary productions of The Changeling and The Duchess of Malfi, Cheek By Jowl, one of the world's great theatre companies, returns 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 intertwine to make this play as shocking and controversial as it was almost 400 years ago.
'Tis Pity She's a Whore is the vision of Britain's renowned artistic team, director Declan Donnellan and designer Nick Ormerod. Sydney audiences will remember their compelling production of Othello (Sydney Theatre Company 2004) and their all-male Russian version of Twelfth Night (Sydney Festival 2006).
Known for an intense yet informal rapport between actors and audience, Cheek by Jowl have toured to more than 40 countries with their thrilling versions of European classics.
Now, direct from its Paris premiere, they bring us 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, set in a not unfamiliar world of lust, vengeance and greed.
Declan Donnellan (Director) appears as part of our free talks program Microscope: Festival Artists in conversation with Caroline Baum
A co-production with the Barbican, London, Les Gemeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale and Sydney Festival
This production is suitable for 16+.
The performances on Saturday January 21 at 2pm & 8pm will be Captioned for people who are deaf or hearing impaired.
Note: This show contains strobe, smoke, coarse language and loud noises.
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