Doubt Makes U.K. Premiere Nov. 22

News   Doubt Makes U.K. Premiere Nov. 22
 
Previews for the U.K. premiere of Doubt: A Parable begin at London's Tricycle Theatre Nov. 22. John Patrick Stanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play will officially open at the North London venue Nov. 26.

Helmed by the Tricycle's artistic director Nicholas Kent, the cast features Dearbhla Molloy as Sister Aloysius, Nikki Amuka-Bird as Mrs. Muller, Padraic Delaney as Father Flynn and Marcella Plunkett as Sister James.

Nikki Amuka-Bird received an Ian Charleson Award nomination for her performance in Twelfth Night. She has been seen at the RSC in A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest and The Servant of Two Masters.

Padraic Delaney has appeared onstage in Hamlet and The Yalta Game and on screen in "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" and "The Tudors."

Dearbhla Molloy has been seen on Broadway in Dancing at Lughnasa (Tony nomination) and A Touch of the Poet. Her U.K. credits include In Celebration, All My Sons and Pentecost. Molloy's screen credits include "Tara Road," "Sex and the City," "Stan" and "New Tricks."

Marcella Plunkett has been seen onstage in Exiles, Aristocrats and Phaedra and on screen in "Bachelors Walk" and "The Glass Slippers." Doubt was originally produced by Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway at Stage I at New York City Center, where it opened Nov. 23, 2004, to rave reviews, and played for 101 performances through Jan. 30, 2005.

According to press notes, Doubt is 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."

The play began performances at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on March 9, 2005, opening on March 31, 2005, and that year won a Best Play Tony Award.

Shanley's best known work is the Oscar-winning screenplay for "Moonstruck."

For more on the Tricycle's season, visit www.tricycle.co.uk.

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