Michael Longhurst

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Tis Pity She's a Whore

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Writer John Ford Starring
  • Max Bennett
  • Fiona Button
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    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
    Annabella, the beauty of Parma, does not lack admirers, but one of them society will surely view with disgust – her own brother, Giovanni. When he confesses to her his infatuation, Giovanni begs her to kill him, but so far from doing so, she embraces him as a lover. What chance has their incestuous love in a hostile world? What tragic chaos will follow?
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    Tis Pity She's a Whore
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    John Ford’s unsettling Renaissance incest drama is lent a subtle urgency by fine acting and direction.

    Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    It’s gory and dense, but director Michael Longhurst ensures that it also feels fluent and funny.

    Henry Hitchings
    Evening Standard

    A fine production of a hard core Jacobean masterpiece. Michael Coveney
    What's On Stage

    A hugely engaging production of a very fine play. Fluid, clear, intelligent. Poly Gianniba
    The Other Bridge Project

    Proof positive that its director, Michael Longhurst, is one of British theatre’s most exciting young talents.

    Dominic Maxwell
    The Times

    Michael Longhurst’s production leaves few holds barred, using the candlelit intimacy of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to great effect.  Sarah Hemming
    Financial Times

    director Michael Longhurst has managed to extract every nuance in Ford’s text – from dark comedy to gory tragedy – to devastating effect.  Rachel Halliburton
    Time Out

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