Cheek by Jowl
'Tis Pity She's a Whore

by John Ford

9 - 26 April 2014 / 19:30, 14:30
Silk Street Theatre

£21–26 plus booking fee*

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Transposed to a contemporary, visceral setting, John Ford’s potent tragedy charts an incestuous relationship. Vivid and violent, it examines one of society’s last taboos through a brother and sister’s passionate descent into hell. Morality, religion and corruption collide in this ‘scintillating production’ (The Sunday Times), ensuring the Jacobean drama remains as shocking and controversial as it was almost 400 years ago.

Renowned for reinvigorating the classics, Barbican Artistic Associate Cheek by Jowl staged this hit show here in 2012. The company has performed the work across Europe, Australia and the USA, winning critical acclaim for its ensemble and darkly sensual interpretation.

'Tragic, violent, scandalous, the play is a masterpiece. An absolute must-see' Le Figaro (France)

Also 2.30pm on 12, 19 & 26 Apr

1 hour 50 mins/no interval

Age guidance 16+ (contains adult themes)

24 Apr
Captioned performance

Directed by Declan Donnellan
Design by Nick Ormerod

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Co-produced by Cheek by Jowl with the Barbican, Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale and Sydney Festival

Cheek by Jowl is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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