"EXECUTED FOR SODOMY: The Story of Caterina Linck" Trailer

SHIFT Productions Executed for Sodomy: The Life of Catarina Linck by Danny West & Ben Fensome 'Executed for Sodomy' unearths the true story of an 18th Century same-sex marriage, set against the backdrop of shifting morality and the birth of modern Europe. Using court transcripts of Linck's trial, this darkly comic play examines our fascination with those that deviate from the norm and the danger they pose to those in power. Told through the eyes of Linck we chart his/her short remarkable life: from orphan to self proclaimed prophet, mercenary for hire to husband of Cathy - the woman Linck would die for. As we shift from moments of surreal comedy to flashes of volcanic ferocity we are left to unpick accusation from truth and reflect upon an extraordinary, complex character forgotten by history. SHIFT Productions are a London based company that use historical records to create vibrant, engaging creations. Formed at Central School of Speech & Drama, previous work has been presented at The Roundhouse, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre 503 and the DISK Theatre, Prague. 31 July - 26 Aug, 18.30 (1hr) C Nova, Studio 2, India Buildings, Victoria Street (Venue 145) Tickets £7.50 - 9.50/£5.50 - £7.50 After a triumphant run at London's Last Refuge Theatre, SHIFT Productions bring Linck to C-Venues for Edinburgh Fringe 2013 "Linck's plight highlights our current political fight to legalise same sex marriages worldwide, and so bringing this true yet relatively ancient story to our attention is both a brave and intelligent choice for the writers...A thoroughly enjoyable piece; thought provoking and important" -- Female Arts "The play grapples with women's rights, gay rights and religious tolerance, all of which are still contentious and challenging issues. Prosecuting women for wearing trousers now seems ridiculous; in future, prosecuting homosexuals will hopefully seem equally archaic." -- Whatspeenseen "offers a powerful and thought-provoking examination of gender and sexuality issues" -- Everything Theatre

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