‘When God created the human race, he made men, women and Herveys.’
Voltaire Frederick Augustus Hervey, fourth Earl of Bristol & Bishop of Derry, is one of the most colourful and intriguing characters to come to Northern Ireland. He built Mussenden Temple & Downhill, which he filled with Rembrandts, Raphaels Caravaggios, Titians, Durers, Carravagio. He put the Giants Causeway on the tourist trail, and received a Fellowship of the Royal Society for his geological work. He was a powerful proponent of religious equality and dedicated himself to improving the lot of Catholics and Presbyterians in 18th CenturyIreland. Hervey was also a notorious womaniser, and this play explores his extraordinary life through his many amorous liaisons.