At a Catholic School in the Bronx in 1964, the year after the assassination of John F Kennedy, 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 behaviour with the school’s first black student, a verbal battle of wills begins and she instigates a relentless campaign to remove the priest.
Dearbhla Molloy - seen in the West End earlier this year playing Orlando Bloom’s mother in In Celebration - stars as Sister Aloysius in a four-strong cast that also comprises Padraic Delaney and Nikki Amuka-Bird and Marcella Plunkett. The premiere production is directed by Tricycle artistic director Nicolas Kent.
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- by Terri Paddock