Set in 1964 in a Bronx Catholic School, Doubt is the story of a nun who suspects a priest of inappropriate behavior with a student.
It is thought that the London production will either be directed by Tricycle artistic director Nicolas Kent or John Madden, whose last U.K. play in London was David Auburn's Proof, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow at the Donmar Warehouse.
Kent's current production at the Tricycle is the verbatim play Called to Account, a staged version of a Tricycle-mounted tribunal, which asked if there is enough evidence to indict Tony Blair for the "crime of aggression" in Iraq.
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.
The production began performances at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on March 9, 2005, opening on March 31, 2005. Shanley's best-known work is the Oscar-winning screenplay for "Moonstruck." Doubt also won a 2005 Best Play Tony Award.