The Devils
by John Whiting, based on Aldous Huxley's novel, 17-21 March 2015

“The assertion of self is the ascendancy of the Devil”

Father Urbain Grandier is a young, educated, charming priest. People from around the country are drawn to the small city of Loudun to hear him speak. His reputation leads to him being offered the position of head priest at St Ursula’s Convent, which he turns down. The convent’s prioress takes umbrage to this, so she avenges herself by claiming possession by devils whom were set upon her by Grandier. The hysteria becomes widespread giving Grandier’s enemies the opportunity to make an example of him by putting him to trial for consorting with the Devil.

Commissioned by Sir Peter Hall for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the play is based on Aldous Huxley's book The Devils of Loudun that centres on the real circumstances that befell Father Grandier. It was famously re-imagined by Ken Russell in the cult movie The Devils starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave.

Trailer


Gallery




Cast

Trincant / Sister Louise - Jessica Clements
Adam - Jimi Odell
D'Armagnac - Juliette Chrisman
Phillipe / Sister Gabrielle - Liz Stevens
De Cerisay / Cardinal Richelieu - Matthew Tylianakis
Father Barre - Michael Mayne
Sister Jeanne - Rowena Turner
Mannoury - Sam Gregson
Father Grandier - Sam Pearce
Ninion / Sister Claire - Steph Urquhart
Bishop De La Rochepozay / Prince Henri De Conde / Father Ambrose - Simon Hill
Sewerwoman / Bontemps - Sorcha Boyce
De Laubardemont - Stephen Maher
Father Mignon - Benjamin Press

Director: Nick Mouton
Producer: Ben Hussey
Musical director: Ben Thiele-Long

The Devils, by John Whiting, based on Aldous Huxley's novel
The Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

17-21 March 2015 at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinée at 2.30pm

Tickets: £13.50 (concessions £11) unless otherwise stated (no booking fee), see below for special performances. Cash only on the door.

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Charity night, Wednesday 18 March, 7.30pm
50% of the takings donated to Sedos's nominated Charity of the Year.

Gala night, Friday 20 March, 7.30pm
Tickets £16 (concessions £13.50). Ticket price includes a programme, a glass of fizz plus a piece of cake.

Concessions: Sedos members, children, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.

Ticket Collection
Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved.

Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval.

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This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.



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