The first London revival in 10 years for “Doubt, A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley.
There is no evidence.There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt. Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley is one of the most acclaimed plays in recent memory.
Winning 4 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 won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The subsequent Hollywood film starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis, received 4 Oscar and 3 BAFTA nominations.
Now Doubt, A Parable, in which a Catholic school principal questions a priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, is to get it’s first London revival in 10 years at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 6 September to Saturday 30 September 2017. Press night is Friday 8 September at 7.30pm
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.
Cast to be announced.
Doubt, A Parable, directed by Ché Walker, is produced by Making Productions & Graffiti Productions in association with MBL Productions
and ProdUse Theatre.
DOUBT, A PARABLE
by John Patrick Shanley
Wednesday 6 September to Saturday 30 September.
Press night Friday 8 September at 7.30pm
77-85 Newington Causeway
Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinees Tuesday & Saturday at 3.00pm
Running Time 85 mins without interval