Set in 17th-century France and based on historical events, this world premiere tells of the charming, clever, philandering French priest Urbain Grandier (1590-1634), who accrues male enemies and lovelorn women with equal ease. When an entire convent of nuns becomes besotted with him he is accused of witchcraft, suggesting other motivations may be at work in cases of intolerance, xenophobia and persecution. Ultimately Guilt depicts a collision between the lives of five people who can’t tell truth from lies. It is its focus on the inner worlds of its characters that sets it apart from other works (of theatre, cinema and opera) that have dealt with these historical events.