“Intense and fascinating production” of controversial play ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore explores love and society

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Ferocious, murderous and bloody. Love will not conquer all. Love will destroy all. Lazarus Theatre Company present ‘Tis A Pity She’s A Whore at Tristan Bates Theatre, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August at 8pm.

Already attracting rave reviews there is a special offer on tickets for the remaining two shows. Quote the promo code “WHORE” to buy tickets for a bargain £10 each via camdenfringe.com.

London Theatre 1 gave this production ★★★★ and described it as “intense and fascinating”. Read the full review here.

John Ford’s masterpiece follows two young lovers, Annabella and Giovanni, caught in the grip of sexual adventure and discovery. But their love is damned and their sex is a sin; they are Brother and Sister. When the siblings’ love is discovered – their world is changed forever.

This startlingly, provocative play comes to the stage in an all-new, ravishingly decedent, ensemble production. ‘Tis Pity, marks their return to The Tristan Bates Theatre after their sell out productions of Tamburlaine in 2015 and Coriolanus / Troilus and Cressida in 2014.

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore marks the seventh year Lazarus Theatre Company have taken part in Camden Fringe.

Artistic director Ricky Dukes said: “What better climax could there be to our year-long season of Rebellion and Revolution than John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity Shes a Whore. Startlingly taboo in its time as it is now, our celebration of all things rebellious and revolutionary comes to an end with this explosive play.

“We started with Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle which played to packed houses and received critical acclaim at The Brockley Jack, then continued our exploration with our divisive and controversial Bacchae at The Blue Elephant Theatre and now we complete with a return to the Tristan Bates and Camden Fringe. A year to be proud of, a year of true revolution and rebellion.”

Lazarus is an award-winning theatre company, re-imagining and revitalising classic text for a contemporary audience.

★★★★★ “An exciting and engrossing piece of theatre… The overall effect is amazing… An astounding mastery of the different theatrical elements… This piece is a dynamic experience, promising to entertain throughout” The Upcoming on The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

More information: www.camdenfringe.com

Cast:

Annabella – Lucy Walker-Evans
Giovanni – Prince Plockey
Bonaventura / Cardinal – Edward Boon
Soranzo – Alexander Shenton
Florio – Alexander Allin
Donado – RJ Seeley
Bergetto – Luke Dunford
Richardetto – Nick Biadon
Vasques – Stephen MacNeice
Hippolita – Sasha Wilson
Philotis – Valerie Isaiah
Putana – Steph Reynolds

Written by John Ford
Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes

Designed by Sorcha Corcoran
Lighting Design by Jai Morjaria
Sound Design by Neil McKeown
Songs by Eamonn O’Dwyer
Associate Director – Gavin Harrington-Odedra

Dramaturge – Sara Reimers
Assistant Director – Grace Joseph
Company Photographer – Adam Trigg

Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston

 

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