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The Heresy of Love

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The Heresy of Love


Written by - Helen Edmundson

Director - Martin Wylde

Assistant Director - Phoebe Ladenburg

Movement Coach - Azejauona Chacon

Costume Supervisor - Alison Cartledge

Stage Manager - Mica Taylor

Designer - Sammy Dowson

Vocal/Accent Coach and Composer - Deborah Garvey

Production Manager - David Lamma

MA Acting Programme Leader - Martin Wylde

MA Acting - Contemporary Course Leader - Sarah Davey-Hull

Thanks To - Rachel Bown-Williams

Venue - Embassy Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


MA Acting (Contemporary) transform the Embassy Theatre into a studio to explore the extraordinary life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a seventeenth century poet, nun and major Mexican literary figure.

Why do so few plays by women remain in the classical canon? What were the particular pressures that women faced when trying to thrive in academic and artistic fields? This fascinating text explores some of the forces at play that contributed to attempts to silence one remarkable thinker and writer.

‘I will not renounce my life. I know you have condemned me for writing plays and poems for the Court, but I do not regret them. For they are tales of love, of care, of despair and of devotion too; all of the things which make us what we are.’

Subject to confirmation of performing rights by Nick Hern Books.


Don Hernando - Limo Baroud

Sister Juana - Edie Deffebach

Spanish Gentleman 2 - Karan Gill

Viceroy - Santiago Godoy Giraldo

Mother Marguerita - Brianna Kalisch

Archbishop Aguiar Y Sejas - Dan Krikler

Juanita - Sarah Madden

Angelica - Lucy Mangan

Sister Sebastiana - Christina Murdock

Brigida - Leila Nashef

Father Antonio - Sam Newton

Vicereine - Sherese Parris

Spanish Gentleman 1 - Teddy Robson

Bishop Santa Cruz - Avi Tidhar

Production Team

Deputy Stage Manager - Georgia Riley

Lighting Designer - Zoe Spurr

Assistant Lighting Designer - Jack Channer

Scenic Artist - Jonathan Brown

Sound Designer - Lex Kosanke


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Box Office

Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed
Additional opening on performance nights: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Telephone: 020 7722 8183
Email: boxoffice@cssd.ac.uk

About The Show

Approximate running time: 3 hours including a 20-minute interval.

Please ensure that all mobile phones and pagers are switched off. Video and audio recording and flash photography are not permitted. No food or drink is allowed in the performance space.

Venue Location

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Eton Avenue
Swiss CottageLondon NW3 3HY

Event price

£10 / £5 concessions / Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

13 Apr 2016 - 7:30pm

14 Apr 2016 - 7:30pm

15 Apr 2016 - 2:30pm

15 Apr 2016 - 7:30pm

16 Apr 2016 - 2:30pm

16 Apr 2016 - 7:30pm

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