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Doubt – A Parable - Written by John Patrick Shanley

3rd - 8th June 2019 at 7.45pm

Read Through

8th February 2019 – 7:30pm


Sunday – 10th February 2019 – 7:30pm


Sister Aloysius Beauvier: The head nun and principal of St Nicholas School. Driven by a high sense of duty but rigid and conservative.

Father Brendan Flynn: A middle aged priest. Articulate and personable.

Sister James: A young impressionable nun. Enthusiastic but inexperienced teacher.

Mrs. Muller: The mother of Donald Muller, the school's first black student. (Please note, Mrs Muller only appears in one scene


In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through St Nicholas Church school in the Bronx where the first black student, Donald Muller has just been accepted. The Church school is run by Sister Aloysius, a rigidly conservative nun, who insists upon constant vigilance. Father Flynn the beloved, charismatic parish priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs.

When the impressionable but inexperienced teacher, Sister James expresses her observations to Sister Aloysius about Father Flynn calling Donald Muller out of class and that on his return he acted differently and "I think there was alcohol on his breath"; Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest - despite her lack of evidence.

Doubt, A Parable, by John Patrick Stanley; won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 8 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Doubt was turned into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis.

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Please come to the reading/audition. If you wish to audition and cannot make either of the above dates please contact Rachael de Courcy Beamish at

Auditions are open to all but, if you are cast, you must become a member of Bournemouth Little Theatre.

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