In The Unbuilt City, a young man and an old woman meet in the house where she has lived since childhood. At first it is difficult to imagine two characters so utterly unlike each other and with so little in common.
Sandra Dickinson spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about her upcoming role in The Unbuilt City, playing at the King’s Head Theatre from the 6 to the 30 June 2018.
Shanley’s script doesn’t specify Flynn’s guilt or innocence, of course. And much of the power of this Pulitzer Prize-winning piece is its ability to keep you wondering – and arguing about it. I was interested to learn that that extends beyond audience reactions too.
John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt is being revived at the Southwark Playhouse in a limited season running to 30 September 2017. Here is what critics have been saying about the production directed by Ché Walker…
Ferociously strict principal Sister Aloysius is convinced that there is inappropriateness occurring between parish priest Father Flynn and the school’s first black pupil, but her views are coloured by her loathing of Flynn’s modernising ways.
Doubt is a painful path to follow, even more so when it comes to religious belief. Shanley’s parable of doubt, first seen in 2005 and in Britain two years later, then carried under-currents in the US to do with George Bush’s second tenure of office. How much more so now would it resonate in the USA with today’s crusaders of certainty?
Five minutes into a combination of John Patrick Shanley’s purposeful script with Chè Walker’s acute eye and we are transported.
In a tight 90 minutes, on an elegantly simple stained-glass floor with us ranged around as if at a boxing-match, doubt and suspicion play out in a duel between the sour, savvy old nun and the priest.
I want to be able to resist anything to do with Alan Ayckbourn but the cast and creatives for Chichester’s production of The Norman Conquests is making it very hard indeed. Wunderkind director Blanche McIntyre is at the helm of a company for the trilogy of plays.
Stella Gonet will star in Doubt, A Parable, the first London revival in ten years of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by John Patrick Shanley. Full cast announced
Camden Stands with Grenfell Tower: An evening of music and poetry in aid of Grenfell Tower Fire Fund.
Hosted by Ché Walker, Friday 23rd June sees a night of music and poetry in honour of the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and to benefit the Grenfell Tower Fire Fund.
At a moment in British history when the political discourse around the contribution of (at least part of) the immigrant population has never been more highly charged, Patricia Cumper’s Chigger Foot Boys could not be more timely.
The British Empire feels like an octopus, its tentacles stretching out across the globe and touching all continents, everything feeding back into the main body at the centre.