Inigo play text published
Iñigo by Jonathan Moore continues its second London run at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington until 13th June.
This new play follows Inigo (Ignatius of Loyola) from ambitious, hot-headed, street-fighting sensualist to his co-founding, with a radical group of young friends, the Society of Jesus in the sixteenth century.
In Moore’s bold, visceral, funny and poetic play, he asserts Loyola’s position as counter cultural radical. But it is not only for those interested in Ignatius Loyola and the Jesuits. It is also a political allegory about those who fight for change against an implacable Establishment. With the current Pope a Jesuit, this is a timely exploration of one of history’s major spiritual leaders and reformers.
“Brilliantly written... a great evening of thoughtful and dynamic theatre.”
Mark Lawson, broadcaster and critic
“... lovely moments of religious poetry and pragmatic comedy... given the current activity in Rome, this is a particularly pertinent time for this story of humility.”
**** The Stage
You can listen to Jonathan Moore being interviewed by Rev Richard Coles on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live
And you can watch his interview with Mark Lawson
Photo: Fayed Bakhsh as Inigo and Helena Northcote as Isobel Roser