The Monk by Matthew Lewis at Barons Court Theatre

Tarquin Productions presents The Monk, by Matthew Lewis, new adaptation by Benji Sperring , at Barons Court Theatre, a fringe venue in west Kensington, west London, from 16 Oct to 4 Nov 2012.

Directed by Benji Sperring , starring Francisco Ortiz (Ambrosio), Sadie Tonks (Pablo), Sam Marriott , Will de Renzy-Martin..

Follows the downfall of Ambrosio, the abbot of the Church of the Capuchins in Madrid, as he faces the temptations of a young novice, Pablo. As Pablo is revealed to be Matilda, a young girl infatuated with the abbot, Ambrosio finds himself prey to the basest of desires; nothing is sacred as he seeks to satisfy his awakening sexuality. Murder, incest, rape and infanticide are trivial consequences for Ambrosio’s lust. No-one in the auditorium is safe, and as the action builds, the theatre itself is dragged into Hell.

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