Faith is in the spotlight

Zodiac Theatre Company is to perform John Pielmeier’s play Agnes of God at Nottingham’s Lace Market Theatre on August 7.

Agnes Of God, based on a real-life incident from a few years before the play was written, is a work that explores faith, memory and the meaning of Sainthood.

The play opened on Broadway in March 1982 at the Music Box Theatre. Amanda Plummer assured the future of the play after winning a Tony award for her performance. The London production starred Susannah York and Honor Blackman. The play was then adapted for a film in 1985.

Zodiac Theatre Company are based in Mansfield and their performance of Agnes of God marks the first time they have performed in Nottingham. With many productions under their belt and a strong reputation for being hard hitting, their presentation of Agnes of God promises to be an exciting piece of theatre.

On his reasons for choosing the play, director Simon Ward said: “Agnes of God perfectly shows how many extremist views boil down to the smallest of incidents and through exploring one dramatic event the ongoing debate about whether we should put our faith in science or religion is explored.”

Playing the part of the psychiatrist Martha Livingston is Anna Sanderson. Kate Ward plays Mother Miriam Ruth and Lindsay Foster completes the cast as novice nun Sister Agnes.

The performance on Thursday, August 7, starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £11 (£9 Concessions).

Tickets are available through the Lace Market Theatre box office on 0115 950 7201.