Gary Shelford: The Heresy Of Love Press Night

Date - 5 August, 2015, All News Press Nights Theatre
Gary Shelford | Sainou Talent Agency London

Gary Shelford opens to the press this evening as Don Hernando in the Globe Theatre’s production of The Heresy Of Love directed by John Dove.

In the late 1600s, in a convent in Mexico, a gifted and progressive writer finds herself at the centre of a deadly battle between two Princes of the Church. Celebrated by the Court but silenced by the Church, she is betrayed by the very people she thought she could trust.

Inspired by the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, writer of The House of Desires, The Heresy of Love uses all the devices of Spanish Golden Age Theatre – intrigue and danger, passion and politics, comedy and tragedy – in this clash between organised religion and personal faith.

This is a new production of Helen Edmundson’s critically-acclaimed play.

Overview

Gary Shelford's theatre work includes a World Tour of Henry V and The Winter's Tale for Propeller Theatre Company, The Stock Da'Wa at the Hampstead Theatre, Angry Young Man at Trafalgar Studios, Tin Horizon at Theatre 503, The UK Premiere of The Internationalist at The Gate Theatre, No Man's Land for Harold Pinter at The National and his award winning one man play Animal Farm.

His film work includes A Portrait of London for Mike Figgis, Bridget Jones:The Edge of Reason and Slapper for Chewitel Ejiofor. His Television includes Luther, Silent Witness, and The Quartermass Experiment for the BBC.

Gary toured the world for a second time with Propeller Theatre Company in productions, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night ending at the Hampstead Theatre, London. Gary then joined the cast of West End hit, Ghost Stories where he played Mike Priddle in the psychological thriller, before joining Shakespeare's Globe for their Summer season in 2015.

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