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The White Bear Theatre in Kennington, south London, will produce the premiere of Inigo by Jonathan Moore at the pub theatre from 3 to 28 February with an official opening on 6 February 2015.
Set in 16th Century Europe where Christianity is at war, the drama follows the life of the Basque born nobleman and Christian revolutionary Ignatius of Loyola from ambitious hot-headed, street fighting hedonist with a lust for sensual pleasure and earthly glory to his conversion and subsequent adherence to the values of poverty, chastity, and obedience. It charts the founding of his religious order The Companions of Jesus (known pejoratively as The Jesuits) which set him and the movement on the collision course with church and establishment which has lasted through to the present day.
The cast for the production includes Hilary Tones, Timothy Block, Paul Thomas Lyons, Fayez Bakhsh, Elle Van Knoll, Tom Kay, Tom Durrant Pritchard, and Matthew Howell.
Inigo is directed by writer Jonathan Moore who has previously worked at the Almeida, Donmar, Royal Exchange, Shakespeare's Globe, Gate, and the English National Opera. His plays have been performed at the Donmar, Royal Exchange, and Gate Theatres, as well as on BBC TV and radio.