As part of this year’s LSE Literary Festival Fringe, Mark Lawson will be interviewing Jonathan Moore about his much admired play INIGO, which vividly brings Ignatius of Loyola and the founding Jesuits of the sixteenth century to life for a contemporary audience. Moore’s bold depiction of Loyola as a counter cultural radical explores timely questions about the role of art and faith, the world of the imagination and creativity, in the fight for change.
Mark Lawson is a journalist, broadcaster and author. He is a Guardian columnist and feature writer and theatre critic for the Tablet. He has presented Mark Lawson Talks To…on BBC Four since 2005. He presented BBC2’s weekly arts round up from 1993 to 2005. His novels include Idlewild, Going Out Live and Enough is Enough. He was voted Cultural Commentator of the Year in 2010.
Jonathan Moore is an award winning actor, writer and director. A published playwright and librettist, his work has been performed at leading theatres including Donmar, Royal Exchange, Gate, BBC TV, radio and internationally. His latest play INIGO, about Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuits, had a successful off West End run and transferred to the Main House of the Pleasance and has recently been published. He is due to direct a large scale site speciﬁc immersive project for Ludovico Einaudi in Italy and a new opera project with Stewart Copeland.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 18:00