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John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, A Parable is to get its first London production in a decade this autumn with a run at Southwark Playhouse.
Doubt… is set in 1964 at the St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx. It is about Sister Aloysius Beauvier (played by Stella Gonet), a conservative head nun who questions a priest’s relationship with one of the school’s young students.
Gonet most recently played Ms Thatcher in the Olivier Award-winning West End production of Handbagged, and the National Theatre productions of Skylight, Racing Demon and she played Ophelia opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Hamlet.
Ché Walker will direct the cast which also includes Clare Latham as Sister James, Jo Martin as Mrs Muller and Jonathan Chambers as Father Brendan Flynn. The production will run at Southwark Playhouse from 6th to 30th September, with an official opening on 8th September.
Shanley’s play opened on Broadway in 2005 at the Walter Kerr Theatre and starred Cherry Jones as Sister Aloysius. It was made into an Academy Award-nominated film in 2008 starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as Father Flynn and Meryl Streep.
Walker’s previous credits include His Greatness, Fog, Blue Surge, Etta Jenks (Finborough Theatre), Danny And The Deep Blue Sea (Southwark Playhouse), and Been So Long The Musical (Young Vic/ English Touring Theatre).