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The Making of Tis Pity She’s a Whore

01 December, 2011


We have greatly enjoyed filming sequences that have been incorporated into Director Selina Cartmell's latest theatre project. 'The Making of Tis Pity She’s a Whore' will be Influenced by the works of filmmakers from Fellini to Lynch and is directed by The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award-winner, Director Selina Cartmell. A film director assembles a cast and crew to film the darkly comic and brilliantly horrific play Tis Pity She’s a Whore, John Ford’s Jacobean Masterpiece.

What ensues is the recreation, on a contemporary film set, of this story of forbidden love, lust and obsession. Through Ford’s vivid characters the classic tale begins to resonate with the actors and crew on the set and as the boundaries of these two worlds blur reality, fantasy, life and art collide with disastrous results.

With a combination of live and filmed scenes (by Areaman Productions) this innovative re-imagining is vividly brought to life by a stellar cast including: on stage – Cathy Belton, Barbara Brennan, Kate Stanley Brennan, Phelim Drew, Louis Lovett; on film – Lorcan Cranitch, Simon Delaney, Tom Hickey, John Kavanagh, Paul Reid; and the crew - Rosin Agnew, Cara Christie, Isadora Epstein, Manus Halligan, Ian Kinane, Liam McCarthy, Meadhbh McHugh, Doireann O'Byrne

Selina Cartmell is the most radical presence in our theatre world
The Dubliner 

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