Inigo Transfers to Pleasance Theatre

Inigo at the White Bear Theatre

Following a sell-out season at the White Bear Theatre, and with the play about to be published, Inigo transfers to the main house at the Pleasance Theatre for a limited three-week run. It’s 16th Century Europe – Christianity is at war, counter-reformation follows reformation and the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola, enters Rome as a radical reformer. The play follows the life of the Christian Revolutionary and Basque-born nobleman from ambitious, hotheaded hedonist to his conversion and adherence to the values of poverty, chastity and obedience. It charts the founding of the Jesuit movement, which set him on a collision course with the church and the establishment which lasts through to the present day. Ignatious’ ideas had influence on Shakespeare, modern psychotherapy, meditation and the Twelve Step programme and the Jesuit movement educated people as diverse as Descartes, Voltaire, Castro, Peter O’Toole, James Joyce, Conan Doyle, Freddie Mercury, … Read more

REVIEW: A Mad World My Masters, Barbican Theatre ✭✭

A Mad World My Masters at the Barbican Centre

It has everything: dirty, jazzy songs sung lustily; knob jokes; fake brawls; knickers tossed to the audience; knob jokes; sex scenes of all kinds; an altercation with a garbage bin; knob jokes; liquids tossed or splurged onto the audience; dress ups; knob jokes; raunchy scene changes; prostitutes masquerading as Nuns; knob jokes; big items being removed from small, dark places despite security measures including the penis on a small statue of David; fart jokes; and characters called Master Whopping Prospect, Penitent Brothel, Dick Follywit and Mr Littledick. Did I mention there were knob jokes?

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