Exeter Drama Company

Bonaventure

by Charlotte Hastings

Directed by Ian Guy

26th - 29th June 2018

St Michael’s Church, Alphington

Bonaventure - Sister Josephine, Sister Bonaventure, Willy , Nurse Phillips and Nurse Brent

A flood in the fen country has forced two prison officers and their prisoner, Sarat Carn, who is on her way to the gallows for the murder of her brother, to take shelter in the convent hospital of Our Lady of Rhiems near Norwich.

Bonaventure - Sarat Carn
Bonaventure - The Mother Superior

Amongst the nursing sisters is Mary Bonaventure, a woman of great understanding and sympathy, who is convinced the girl is innocent even though her appeal has been dismissed.

Bonaventure - Willy, Sarat, Melling and Pierce
Bonaventure - Martha and Dr Jeffreys
Bonaventure - Pierce, Melling, Sarat Carn and Sister Mary Bonaventure

She turns detective in her effort to establish justice, feeling that her own faith is bound up with the results in a race against time before the flood waters recede and the fateful journey to Norwich prison can continue.

Bonaventure - Melling, Dr Jeffreys, Sarat Carn and Pierce

We also performed Bonaventure in 1989

Bonaventure won Best Play in the 2018/19 Exeter Drama Company awards for this production.

Alice Purcell also won best actress in the 2018/19 Exeter Drama Company awards for her part in this production.

Nurse Brent Jane Sandford-Wright
Nurse Phillips Phoebe Guy
Sister Josephine Kaitlin Nixson
Willy Pentridge Jonny Robinson
Sister Mary Bonaventure Frances Guy
Dr. Jeffreys Doug Thomson
Mother Superior Jacqui Draycott
Melling Robin Thwaytes
Sarat Carn Alice Purcell
Miss Pierce Sarah Newell
Martha Pentridge Rachel Robinson
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