‘Tis a play about a film about a play and daring does not even begin to cover it.
‘The Making of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ takes technology, adds some classic theatre and mixes. The result is astounding.
Selina Cartnell’s interpretation of the controversial play ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ is unlike anything I’ve ever witnessed before. It takes the horrific, darkly comical tale of siblings Giovanni and Annabella and their incestuous relationship and uses it as scenes being filmed for a movie. As filming rolls on, the lines between reality and fiction begin to dissolve for the movie’s leading man as forbidden love and obsession start to take over.
Despite being written in the 1600’s the story still retains the shock factor it always did and updates perfectly within the imaginative settings.
The show combines an intriguing mix of on-stage acting, music and choreography and filmed sequences, giving the impression of footage of their movie that is already complete.
‘The Making of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ contains a stellar cast, featuring many well-known faces, but it is Louis Lovett that grasps the audience’s attention the most with an astoundingly convincing performance as the passionate, darkly possessed lead.
While imaginative and intriguing, it is not for the faint hearted. But for those brave enough to face a glamorous world destroyed by lust and violence, the ‘The Making of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ is a exceptional piece of theatre, that will stay with you long after the lights go down.