Producers have this morning announced that Stella Gonet will star as Sister Aloysius Beauvier in a major new revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning ‘Doubt, A Parable‘ at Southwark Playhouse, the first London revival in 10 years.
Directed by Ché Walker, Doubt, A Parable will run from Wednesday 6 September to Saturday 30 September.
Completing the cast are: Clare Latham (Sister James), Jo Martin (Mrs Muller ) and Jonathan Chambers (Father Brendan Flynn).
“What do you do when you’re not sure?” asks Father Flynn, the progressive and beloved priest at the St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, in his sermon. It’s 1964, and things are changing, to the chagrin of rigid principal Sister Aloysius. However, when an unconscionable accusation is levelled against the Father, Sister Aloysius realises that the only way to get justice is to create it herself. And as for the truth of the matter? As Father Flynn says, “Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” In stunning prose, John Patrick Shanley delves into the murky shadows of moral certainty, his characters always balancing on the thin line between truth and consequences.
Doubt, A Parable is an exquisite, potent drama that raises questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.
On playing Sister Aloysius Beauvier, a conservative head nun and school principal who questions a priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, Stella said:
“I was so excited to read this play. It is an amazing, page turning, perfectly paced thriller, with brilliantly written roles. The chance to pull out the complex strands of Sister Aloysius and examine them, that certainty of hers, the shaking of that certainty, it’s the sort of challenge you hope to get at least once in your career.”
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