Belle Parricide opens in Washington

11 Jul

Belle Parricide, featuring University of Gloucestershire Creative Writing lecturer Lucy Tyler’s The Operators, has opened in Washington, DC to critical acclaim. The performance is comprised of five short plays that explore the historical figure of Beatrice Cenci (pictured), an Italian noblewoman who in 1599 was executed for murdering her father. The Washington City Paper wrote that ‘Lucy Tyler‘s The Operators strays farthest from history, recasting Beatrice as an abused modern-day 14-year-old attempting to report her father’s crimes to an abuse hotline, where the operators are helpless beneath their veneer of caring. The failure of societies 400 years apart to deal appropriately with abuse and find justice for real victims hits with heartbreaking immediacy in what may be the best of the five [plays].’

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