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'tis Pity She's A Whore By John Ford

Sat 8th March, 2014 at 1:30pm

Event Details

Sat 8th March, 2014
Keble O'Reilly Theatre, Oxford
£8.80 (Buy Tickets)
£7.15 (Buy Tickets)


Weighing in somewhere between Romeo and Juliet and Reservoir Dogs, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore charts the progress of two siblings having a crack at incest.

A febrile and idealistic Giovanni returns home from his studies at Bologna with a healthy dose of desire for his sister, Annabella. Once Annabella claps eyes on her anguished lover-brother she is likewise smitten. Amidst a world of religious dogma and petty morality, not to mention the dull tom-tom of taboo, the couple have the odds stacked against them, but for a while pursue their relationship with a doomed intensity. Needless to say, as news of their affair ripples out into society, dire consequences ensue.

Originally set in sixteenth century Parma, Commensal's production brings the play up into contemporary London, where the lovers have an equally hard time. Featuring a live band and dance sequences that delve into the characters' fantasies, this will be an original telling of the most gripping of tales.