Stella Gonet Will Headline First London Revival of Doubt

London News   Stella Gonet Will Headline First London Revival of Doubt The limited engagement at the Southwark Playhouse marks the first London production of the John Patrick Shanley drama in a decade.
Stella Gonet
Stella Gonet Paul Nicholas Dyke

Stella Gonet, who has been seen onstage in the National productions of Skylight, Racing Demon, and Hamlet, will star in the first London revival in a decade of John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning Doubt, A Parable.

Directed by Ché Walker, the limited engagement will run September 6–30 at the Southwark Playhouse.

About playing Sister Aloysius Beauvier, a conservative head nun who questions a priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, Gonet said in a statement, “I was so excited to read this play. It is an amazing, page turning, perfectly paced thriller, with brilliantly written roles. The chance to pull out the complex strands of Sister Aloysius and examine them, that certainty of hers, the shaking of that certainty, it’s the sort of challenge you hope to get at least once in your career.”

She will be joined onstage by Clare Latham (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea) as Sister James, Jo Martin (Trade, The Rolling Stone) as Mrs. Muller, and Jonathan Chambers (Macbeth, The Atheist) as Father Brendan Flynn.

The 2004 Broadway production of Doubt won Tony Awards for Best Play, director Doug Hughes, as well as for actors Cherry Jones and Adriane Lenox. Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman starred in the film version.

For ticket information, visit SouthwarkPlayhouse.co.uk.

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Watch footage from playwright John Patrick Shanley's most recent Broadway outing, Outside Mullingar, below:

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