UWE's Independent Theatre Company in the spotlight

Issue date: 11 March 2010

UWE's Independent Theatre Company (UWE ITC) is celebrating continuing success with their inaugural production of John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore.

After winning awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the International Student Theatre Festival Teatralny Koufar in Minsk, Belarus, in October 2009, the production has gone on to sell out two dates at the Salisbury Playhouse in March 2010. UWE ITC will travel to Canada in April to take part in the International Student Theatre Festival, Les Fêtes Théâtrales du Suroît, of Valleyfield University, Quebec. The production has also been selected by the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol to perform as part of their 'Edinburgh or Bust' July preview season at the Tobacco Factory and North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford before taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

The play was written by John Ford and was first performed in 1633. It is a brutal and bloody tale of incestuous love between siblings Giovanni and Annabella. This interpretation of the original five act revenge tragedy combines the traditional text with an experimental, multi-media dimension.

Caroline Hadley, UWE ITC Director and Drama Lecturer, said, "We're thrilled to be touring the show in the UK and internationally, representing UWE on the international stage. To experience such success with our inaugural production is extremely encouraging and I look forward to getting started on our next production."

The company will continue to fundraise for future projects and are also seeking business sponsorship.

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