The Trials and Passions of Unfamous Women — Clean Break



The Trials and Passions of Unfamous Women

14 June 2024 – 22 June 2024

Co-commissioned by Clean Break and London's International Festival of Theatre, in proud association with Brixton House 
World Premier

Brixton House

14 - 22 June 2024 
Press night: 17 June
BSL performances: 19 June at 2pm and 22 June at 7:30pm 
Post-show discussion: 20 June

70 - 90 minutes (no interval)


Content notices and self-care guide 
Because the subject matter in The Trials and Passions of Unfamous Women might be challenging to engage with, particularly if you have personal experience of the subject matter, we have created a self-care guide to accompany the production. This guide contains content notices, self-care tips and information about relevant support services and helplines.


The Trials and Passions of Unfamous Women

14 June 2024 – 22 June 2024

Women who dare to transgress will face judgement. 

The world premiere of The Trials and Passions of Unfamous Women asks what is justice, and who has the power to decide. This bold and theatrical experience immerses us in the haze between the shared rituals of theatre and the halls of justice. 

A passion is what obsesses us, what we take risks for. Throughout history, driven by "passion",  women have crossed the line between the legal and illegal, the moral and immoral and, because of that, faced the laws of their time.  Whether in public trials or in the intimacy of homes, a visible and invisible struggle has been waged against women who are judged for their passions. 

Brazilian theatremakers Janaina Leite, Lara Duarte and Clean Break theatre company Members devise an epic journey through the theatre of judgement. We encounter the voices of historic, mythic women and the personal stories and passions of the women on stage, labelled as transgressive as truth and fiction collide.

Lead artwork credit: Peek Images 
Production photography: Ellie Kurttz


Cast and Creatives

Alex Berry
Set and Costume Designer
Sound Design
Sarah Readman
Light Design

A community coming together to produce something poignant

Broadway World

The cast ... are hugely talented, presenting multiple characters with total credibility and conviction

North West End

A raw and passionate piece of theatre

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