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The Heresy Of Love

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Inspired by the life of House Of Desires writer Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz, Helen Edmundson’s critically acclaimed play brings a clash between organised religion and personal faith to Shakespeare’s Globe. Read More >

Inspired by the life of House Of Desires writer Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz, Helen Edmundson’s critically acclaimed play The Heresy Of Love brings a clash between organised religion and personal faith to Shakespeare’s Globe.

In a Mexican convent in the late 1600s, a gifted and progressive writer finds herself at the centre of a deadly battle between two Princes of the Church. Celebrated by the Court but silenced by the Church, she is betrayed by the very people she thought she could trust.

Edmundson, whose previous work includes the National Theatre’s adaptation of Coram Boy, uses all the devices of Spanish Golden Age theatre – intrigue and danger, passion and politics, comedy and tragedy – to tell the tale of the 17th century nun and playwright.

The play was first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 31/07/2015

Opening Night: 05/08/2015

Closing Night: 05/09/2015

Running time: 2h35

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Patrick Driver, Naomi Frederick, Anthony Howell, Gwyneth Keyworth, Gabrielle Lloyd, William Mannering, Sophia Nomvete, Rhiannon Oliver, Ellie Piercy, Susan Porrett, Gary Shelford, Phil Whitchurch

Creative

Producer - Shakespeare's Globe

Author - Helen Edmundson