John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, a Parable revived at the Southwark Playhouse
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play returns to London
The first London revival of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, a Parable has been announced to run at the Southwark Playhouse from 6 to 30 September 2017, with an official opening on 8 September.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this new London production will be directed by Ché Walker and is produced by Making Productions & Graffiti Productions in association with MBL Productions and ProdUse Theatre.
"There is no evidence.There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt." Doubt, a Parable, follows a Catholic school principal who questions a priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. It is most famously known for its film adaptation which starred Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
""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.” 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."
John Patrick Shanley's works include Prodigal Son, Outside Mullingar, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, Italian-American Reconciliation, Defiance, and Beggars in the House of Plenty.
Casting for this new production is yet to be announced.