The Rape of Artemisia Gentileschi

Written and directed by Joan Greening, this is the true story of the Baroque artist, Artemisia Gentileschi, savagely raped by her father's best friend, and sadistically tortured during his trial to prove she was telling the truth.

The play opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 and received excellent reviews.

"This play shows brilliantly how the issues of rape and the struggle for women's equality are little changed from 1600. Imagining an encounter between the baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi and her father's former tenant Tuzia, Joan Greening has crafted an important piece not without humour for so dark a subject. Her returning Edinburgh cast create an atmosphere that holds throughout, with Julia Rufey as the shallow Tuzia and Julia Munrow as Artemisia, a proud and forthright artist. The topic of her rape and torture and the subsequent trial of her rapist, Agostino Tassi, is sensitively but graphically handled and her struggle to be believed is enduring throughout the piece. A pair of very strong performances make this a show very much to be seen and the author is to be congratulated.

Make room in your schedule for this not to be missed show."
Edinburgh Theatre Lover, 4 August 2017

For more information, please contact Joan Greening.