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Written in 1961 and premiered with Albert Finney in the title role and Bill Owen as Tetzcel.
After 239 performances in the West End, it went on to tour to Paris and then to New York.
It was filmed in 1974 with Stacey Keach and Hugh Griffiths and was revived in 2001 by the National Theatre in 2001 with Rufus Sewell, Richard Griffiths and Timothy West in the cast.
It follows Martin Luther’s progress from his profession as an Augustinian Monk, and later full priesthood, through his world shattering attack on indulgences as sold by the Catholic Church, to the birth of his son.
The play won a Tony Award for best play in 1964.
‘…We are left with the powerful impression of a man who invented the idea of individual conscience… the language is urgent and sinewy… the prose, especially in Luther’s sermons, throbs with theatrical zeal… mingling gutter candour, with cadences that might have come from the pulpit of Donne… ‘
KENNETH TWAN – THE OBSERVER