THE Nuffield Theatre in Southampton is bringing a controversial play to audiences next week as part of its visiting company season.

Cheek By Jowl will be performing ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore from next Tuesday to Saturday.

The play is a violent and bloody drama about a brother and sister’s passionate descent into hell.

It was published in 1633 and, with its subject matter of incest, morality, religion and corruption, is as shocking and controversial now as it was 400 years ago.

Cheek By Jowl’s production has toured extensively across Europe and the UK as well as to Sydney, New York and LA.

Tickets are available from Nuffield’s box office on 02380 671771 or at

* ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore is at the Nuffield Theatre from May 27 to 31 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday 31 at 3pm.