About the show
Nothing is certain in John Patrick Shanley’s play Doubt, A Parable at Southwark Playhouse.
Southwark Playhouse stages the first London revival of Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shaney in 10 years.
The action of Doubt, A Parable takes place in a Catholic School in the Bronx area of New York. An elderly nun, Sister Aloysius, becomes suspicious about meetings between Father Flynn and a male pupil. When confronting the priest and others does not get the results she wants, Sister Aloysius take matters into her own hands.
A compelling and nuanced investigation into truth, gossip and justice, Shanley’s play leaves it to the audience to decide what really took place.
Sister Aloysius is played by the celebrated actress Stella Gonet. Previous roles for Gonet include playing Margaret Thatcher in the Olivier Award-winning Handbagged by Moira Buffini. Gonet has also appeared in the television dramas The House Of Eliott and Holby City.
Jo Martin plays Mrs Muller, while Jonathan Chambers plays Father Flynn. Clare Latham also stars as Sister James.
Doubt, A Parable premiered Off-Broadway in 2004. The Pulitzer Prize winning play received a film adaptation in 2008. Shanley directed the movie, which starred Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Viola Davis and Amy Adams. It earned four Oscar nominations and also three BAFTA nominations.
This London stage production is directed by Ché Walker.
Doubt is considered by many to be an outstanding piece of drama. Performed in Southwark Playhouse’s larger space, this is an opportunity to see Shanley’s play in one of London’s quality fringe theatres.
Doubt, A Parable runs from 6 – 30 September 2017 at Southwark Playhouse.