The first London revival production of John Patrick Shanley’s play will run at the Southwark Playhouse from the 6th to the 30th September. 

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(c) Paul Nicholas Dyke.

Stella Gonet is set to lead the cast of Ché Walker’s production, which is also set to star Clare Latham, Jo Martin and Jonathan Chambers.

“What do you do when you’re not sure?” So 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.”

Having won four Tony awards including Best Play, named Best Play by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Best New Play (Drama Desk Awards) and Outstanding Play (Lucille Lortel Awards), Doubt, A Parable delves into the shadows of moral certainty.

Stella Gonet’s previous work on stage includes Ladi Hasi in In The Depths of Dead Love (The Print Room), Nancy in Human Animals and Hilary in Hope (Royal Court Theatre), T in Handbagged (West End and Tricycle Theatre), Blanche in Before the Party (Almeida Theatre), Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle Theatre), Charlotte in A Further Education and Lemarchand in Hilda (Hampstead Theatre).

Director Ché Walker’s previous credits as a director include: His Greatness, Fog, Blue Surge, Etta Jenks (Finborough Theatre) and  Danny And The Deep Blue Sea (Southwark Playhouse).

John Patrick Shanley’s other works include: Prodigal Son, Outside Mullingar (Tony nomination), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo and Italian-American Reconciliation.

This revival production will feature set and costume designs by PJ McEvoy, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Joshua Robins and will be produced by Making Productions.

Doubt, A Parable will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 6th until the 30th September. For more information visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/doubt-a-parable/#details

 

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