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The Devils

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  6f, 13m

Aldous Huxley, John Whiting

The Devils
by John Whiting from a book by Aldous Huxley

The nuns of St Ursula's Convent, led by the Prioress, Sister Jeanne, accused Urbain Grandier, Vicar of Loudon, of sorcery. He was tried, tortured and burned. On this baldly terrible foundation, Whiting has built a powerful, complex play, interweaving…

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 13m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Period, Docudrama/Historic, Faith-based
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary
The nuns of St Ursula's Convent, led by the Prioress, Sister Jeanne, accused Urbain Grandier, Vicar of Loudon, of sorcery. He was tried, tortured and burned. On this baldly terrible foundation, Whiting has built a powerful, complex play, interweaving the personal dilemmas of Jeanne and Grandier with the political necessities of the time. Although it is set between 1623-34, essentially it is no more a period play than Miller's The Crucible.
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
  • Time Period 17th Century
  • Setting Composite setting
  • Cautions
    • Intense Adult Themes

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Aldous Huxley

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John Whiting

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