MOJO is at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London until January 25.
The nuns at Our Lady of Fatima preach chastity and diligence as the swinging sixties approach.
Final exams loom. The day of reckoning is nigh. But for the girls in class 5A, their last year in uniform is set to be one of discovery of the less holy kind…
It lampoons the strict teachings of the Catholic church, which the girls have to learn by rote and recite like parrots when the priest and nuns - all nearly demented in their fanatic beliefs - demand. The nuns though don't seem to realise how stupid and vicious they are. Being set in the 1950s of course this is all before the recent scandals engulfed the church -back then priests and nuns were objeyed and often terrorised their charges. The fun here is in the relentless influence the church and the nuns have over the girls, even the smart ones who plan their own lives once they leave the convent school. It is nice to see the play back and I will be looking forward to it, in early January.