Sister Bernard, a Cistercian nun of strict observance, has been confined to her cell.
Following the rigid structure of ‘The Liturgy of the Hours’, William Lyons’ play is a delightful, frank examination of the fragility of religious belief and of a religious vocation, as well as a contemplation on what happens to the ‘natural’ part of us when we give ourselves over to the supernatural.
‘All The Hours’ is a mischievous, funny, visceral monologue backed by an evocative psalm-chanting chorus.
Written by William Lyons
Directed by Adam Cass
Performed by Adam Cass.
Image by Adam Cass from ‘The Suppression of the Monastery’, by Giuseppe Mazza (1867)
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.