by Charlotte Hastings
Directed by Ian Guy
26th - 29th June 2018
St Michael’s Church, Alphington
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.
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.
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.
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|
|Sarat Carn||Alice Purcell|
|Miss Pierce||Sarah Newell|
|Martha Pentridge||Rachel Robinson|