Sex, violence and extreme passions in scintillating staging of John Ford's succès de scandale

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore

Dutch premiere

John Ford, Cheek by Jowl

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Incest, morality, religion and corruption – ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore is still as shocking and controversial as it was almost 400 years ago. Following huge successes in London, New York and Sydney, Cheek by Jowl take John Ford’s 17th century tragedy to Amsterdam. Directors Declan Donellan and Nick Ormerod created a scintillating modern staging full of sex, violence and extreme passions. Against the backdrop of a society which values power and money above all else, the forbidden love between the rebel teenage girl and her brother seems to be the only love which is true and pure. When the couple ignore all warnings and succumb to their passion, they embark on a fateful path towards hell and damnation.
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