A drama group are set to bring a gripping and emotional play to Kidderminster this November.

‘Agnes of God’, written by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter John Pielmeier, will be performed by the Nonentities at the Rose Theatre from Monday, November 6 to Saturday, November 11.

First performed by the group in 1987, the play follows a psychiatrist, Dr Martha Livingstone, who is summoned to a convent to assess the sanity of a woman, Agnes, who is accused of murdering her newborn. 

The mother superior determinedly tries to keep young Agnes from the doctor arousing her suspicions and forcing all three women to question the meaning of faith and love as the murder mystery and identity of the baby’s father unravels.

Chairman of the Rose Theatre, Bob Graham, said: “It will be an emotional experience in the intimate setting of our studio.

Kidderminster Shuttle: The Nonentities first performed the play in 1987 The Nonentities first performed the play in 1987 (Image: Rose Theatre)

“The strong cast are doing a fantastic job in rehearsals and getting to grips with this challenging play.”

The show has international recognition after first premiering on Broadway in 1982 with a film adaption starring Jane Fonda, Meg Tilly and Anne Bancroft earning three Academy Award nominations.

Due to containing adult themes and discussing mental health issues, the play is recommended for over-16s.

Tickets can be purchased from the Rose Theatre Box Office by calling 01562 743745 or visiting www.rosetheatre.co.uk