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The Cloistered Soul

Lyrical drama by Rachel Connor, set in a Benedictine convent. A new arrival forces Sister Agatha to confront the meaning of faith and the hidden truth of her soul.

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Set in a Benedictine Convent, Rachel Connor's lyrical drama is a glimpse into the rarely seen world of an enclosed religious order.

When new postulant Bridget arrives, Sister Agatha is assigned to look after her. But Bridget's questions force Agatha to confront the truth about herself and her faith.

Rachel Connor is a novelist and playwright. Her first novel Sisterwives was published in 2011 and she recently won the Hebden Shorts Competition with her play 'Synchronous' that will be staged at the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival in June. 'The Cloistered Soul' is Rachel's first drama for radio.

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Sister Agatha Susan Lynch
Sister Geraldine Leanne Best
Bridget Rachel Austin
Mother Marie-David Eileen O'Brien
Director Nadia Molinari
Writer Rachel Connor

Broadcast

Rachel Connor talks about The Cloistered Soul

Rachel Connor talks about The Cloistered Soul

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