After The Act, produced by Breach and commissioned by New Diorama, dares to go where not many shows do these days. Billed as a “documentary musical” and based around the controversial Section 28 law that was passed in 1988 under Thatcher’s Conservative government, we hear the voices of real people who lived their lives during this time, seeing the effects and impact this law had on the country’s people and society.
‘Verbatim theatre with a twist’: It’s True. It’s True. It’s True: Artemisia On Trial – Breach Theatre (Online review)
One of the early entries into the lockdown theatre world was Breach Theatre’s It’s True. It’s True. It’s True: Artemisia On Trial. After some time on furlough it’s now back online and available to watch again.
‘A powerfully resonant, relevant & riveting watch’: It’s True, It’s True, It’s True – Breach Theatre (Online review)
The BBC film version of a Renaissance rape trial is powerfully resonant, relevant and a riveting watch.
‘Hilarious & unexpectedly relevant tale’: JOAN OF LEEDS – New Diorama Theatre ★★★
Joan of Leeds is a hilarious and unexpectedly relevant tale of Joan, a 14th century Nun, who fakes her own death in order to escape her convent and break her vow of abstinence to start life anew.
‘A skilled, surprising & visceral piece of theatre’: IT’S TRUE, IT‘S TRUE, IT’S TRUE – New Diorama Theatre
The story of It’s True, It’s True, It’s True at the Diorama Theatre is in itself fascinating and highly relevant to current concerns, but director Billy Barrett and dramaturg Dorothy Allen-Pickard have created much more than a simple retelling.
‘Compelling work’: THE DRILL – Battersea Arts Centre
The Drill is a compelling work from this young company quickly establishing themselves as one of the country’s leading company of theatremakers.