Rhiannon Oliver rehearses The Heresy Of Love

Date - 15 June, 2015, All News Theatre
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Rhiannon Oliver plays Sor Sebastian 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

Rhiannon Oliver trained at RADA.

She is a regular performer at Shakespeare's Globe, the National Theatre and most recently at Theatre Royal Bath. TV credits include The Cafe for Sky/ JellyLegs, Torchwood for the BBC and most recently, Jamaica Inn also for the BBC.

Recent theatre credits include Avdotya in Children Of The Sun at the Lyttelton, National Theatre and Denise in the Globe Theatre tour of Eternal Love directed by John Dove.

She recently played the role of Catherine Hall in Doctor Scroggy's War at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, directed by John Dove.

She plays Sor Sebastian in The Heresy Of Love also for John Dove at Shakespeare's Globe.

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