Reviews

The Heresy of Love.  Photo by Robert Day.

Four stars
'An instant classic…Nancy Meckler's rich production has beautiful costumes, haunting music and some fine acting…the writing is redolent of Shakespeare'
Daily Mail

Four stars
'An unmistakeable winner…this gripping and deeply felt religious thriller…Catherine McCormack powerfully charts Sister Juana's progress from spirited wit to dreadful fear of God's wrath…Raymond Coulthard excels as a smarmy, slimy clerical operator…Stephen Boxer is terrifying as the new hard-line archbishop'
Daily Telegraph

Four stars 
'A bold and eloquent play…stirring, finely acted stuff…Nancy Meckler does a superb job of recreating 17th century Mexico'
Guardian

Four stars 
'A fascinating and highly impressive new play'
Independent

'Catherine McCormack is a compelling central presence as Sister Juana, radiant in manner and rich of voice…strong support too from the ensemble cast, particularly from Raymond Coulthard, who is suitably oily and duplicitous….Geoffrey Beevers brings warmth to the role of the kind yet easily swayed Father Antonio.'
The Stage

'As Juana's security unravels, Catherine McCormack rewardingly conveys her mixture of creative zeal and unsettling desires…Raymond Coulthard is particularly good as creepy, steely Santa Cruz, while Sara Ovens has an appealing innocence as Juana's niece.'
Evening Standard

 

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