Nicolas Kent, the Tricycle Theatre's Artistic Director directs Dearbhla Molloy as Sister Aloysius, Nikki Amuka-Bird as Mrs Muller,
Padraic Delaney as Father Flynn and Marcella Plunkett as Sister James in the
British premiere of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt through January 12, 2008 (Opening Night is November 26). Designs are by John Gunter
with lighting by Rachael McCutcheon.
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 behavior with the school's
first black student, a verbal battle of wills begins and she instigates a
relentless campaign to remove the priest," explain press notes.
Doubt received its World premiere in 2004 off
Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club directed by Doug Hughes. It later
transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre where it won four Tony Awards including
Best New Play, as well as a Pulitzer Prize.
Performances through January 12, 2008 (Opening Night is November 26): Monday – Saturday at
8PM, Saturday matinee at 4PM. The Tricycle Theatre is located at 269 Kilburn High Road, London
Tickets (£7.50 - £18.00 plus reductions) are available by
phone at 020 7328 1000, in-person at the box office (10AM-9PM Monday-Saturday,
2-9PM on Sunday) or online at www.ticketweb.co.uk.
For more information visit www.tricycle.co.uk
Photos by John Haynes