Inigo - a new play about St Ignatius
This week rehearsals began for a new play about the life of St Ignatius of Loyola. Iñigo is written and directed by Jonathan Moore (pictured far left), a regular worshipper at Farm St Church. Moore has directed theatre and opera world premieres at the Almeida, Donmar, Royal Exchange, Shakespeare's Globe, English National Opera, and La Fenice in Venice. A published playwright and librettist, his work has been performed at leading theatres in the UK and internationally. Moore has received support and encouragement from a number of Jesuits, in particular Billy Hewett SJ.
Iñigo will be performed at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington, London SE11 from Feb 3rd to 28th. Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm. Tickets are on sale.
The cast has experience at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe, Almeida and the West End, as well as TV, Film and Radio:
Hilary Tones, Timothy Block, Paul Thomas Lyons, Fayez Bakhsh, Elle Van Knoll, Tom Kay, Tom Durrant Pritchard, and Matthew Howell.
The title role will be played by Fayez Bakhsh (Pictured above right), an actor of Yemeni Arab parentage and raised a Muslim.
Paul Thomas Lyons, after training as an actor and working professionally in modern and classical theatre, entered a Benedictine monastery for seven years. He recently left the order, but will play a Benedictine monk in the play!
Image right: Rehearsals underway in Kennington. From left to right: Paul Lyons (Carafa), Matthew Howell (Carlo), Tom Kay (Bobadilla), Fayez Baksh (Inigo)