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Poster (A4, PDF)

Flier Back (A6, PDF)

A drama by Charlotte Hastings

Rights: Samuel French Ltd

Venue St Marys Church, Cowes

Dress Rehearsal 8 September at 7.30

Performances  Tues 9, Wed 10, Thurs 11 September at 7.30

Box office: from Friday 29 August to Thursday 11 September  11am-2pm

Prices: Adults £6, under16s £5
(no group discounts or 3 for 2 this time)


When a flood forces a condemned prisoner and her guards to seek refuge at the convent, Sister Mary Bonaventure comes face to face with the reality of capital punishment. Convinced of Sarat Carn’s innocence, Sister Mary turns detective in a race against time to save her from the gallows.


Background information

The play is set in the Fens during the flood of 1947.

The story was filmed as Thunder on the Hill with Claudette Colbert in the role of Sister Mary Bonaventure.

Special information about our production:

This is the first play we have staged at St Mary’s since Rosie Collard’s successful production of Murder in the Cathedral in 1992.

Bonaventure Poster





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