Doubt: A Parable
Thu 22 Nov 2007 – Sat 12 Jan 2008
by John Patrick Shanley
22 November 2007-12 January 2008
“You’re right there in the debating chamber with them – it’s a great situation. I think that people will be arguing about the play as long as it’s performed.”
“well acted, and skilfully ratchets up the tension…Pádraic Delaney is excellent as Father Flynn”
“The characters burn with conviction.”
“Compelling…this intelligent play is in with a fair chance of a West End transfer.” The Sunday Telegraph
“…well enough acted to deserve a wider audience….Miss Molloy is on fine form.” Daily Mail
“well-acted production…tantalisingly ambiguous ending”
“Molloy’s excellent performance…”
See photos from the Press Night party at Whatsonstage.com.
Doubt is set in 1964, the year after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, at a Bronx Catholic School, where a strong-minded nun wrestles with her conscience in the face of concerns about one of the priests.
Sister Aloysius reveals her initial doubts about the enigmatic Father Flynn to Sister James, an inexperienced but enthusiastic young nun. As her suspicions grow about his inappropriate behaviour with the school’s first black student, a verbal battle of wills begins and she instigates a relentless campaign to remove the priest.
Cast includes Nikki Amuka-Bird, Pádraic Delaney, Dearbhla Molloy and Marcella Plunkett
Creatives include Nicolas Kent (Director), John Gunter (Designer), Rachael McCutcheon (Lighting Designer) and Tom Hackley (Sound Designer)
Doubt ran for 2 years on Broadway and in 2005 won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play. John Patrick Shanley also wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for “Moonstruck”.