Sisters really are doing it for themselves! As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 18 January 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock talks to the all-female company behind a brand-new staging of Robert Luxford’s deliciously irreverent Nuns. Got any questions?
Set in a convent, Nuns is a satire that tells the story of three rebel sisters who plot to overthrow the Mother Superior in order to establish smoking rights for themselves.
The youngest, Sister Bernadette, is being seduced into the cause by Sister Catherine and Sister Rozza during one of their secret smoking sessions. They have a secret that they believe will bring the Mother Superior to her knees.
Dutch Dame’s gritty and witty take on Robert Luxford’s Nuns draws you into a world of questioning patriarchal traditions and whether there is room for change in a systematically oppressive world. How far is too far? These sisters are willing to find out.
In the cast, Natalya Wolter-Ferguson is Sister Catherine, Cecile Sinclair is Sister Bernadette, Rebecca Wilson is Sister Rozz and Gillian Broderick is Mother Superior. Nuns is directed by Charlotte Everest, designed by Tara Usher and produced by Valerie Isaiah Sadoh, with Sinclair and Wolter-Ferguson as executive producers.
After the 7.30pm performance on Friday 18 January 2019 at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre, I’ll chair a post-show Q&A with the Nuns cast and creative team.