Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Pharmacy Theatre present the London transfer of their debut show – a highly-acclaimed adaptation of death penalty investigator Rene Denfeld’s award-winning novel. The Enchanted highlights issues around capital punishment, child abuse, and the self-perpetuating cycle of violence corrupting the US penitentiary.
Death row in America. Men sit in isolated dungeons awaiting execution. An investigator works tirelessly to save them. She will not let men go to their deaths without a fight.
Rene Denfeld’s disturbing and poetic novel comes to life through performance, puppetry, choreography and sound in this striking adaptation examining themes of evil, punishment, clemency and redemption. This journey through the eyes of the condemned seeps deep into our consciousness – are monsters really born or do we create them?
Pharmacy Theatre comment, Now more than ever, the exploration of these concepts needs to be discussed with wider audiences. By sharing Rene Denfeld’s story, we hope to illustrate, and provoke discussion about, the parallel failings of justice systems in America and the UK.
This run will allow us to ask questions and inspire solutions for the way forward. This spellbinding story will refuse to let you go. It is a play with a message to tell about the treatment of human beings and the possibilities of redemption, and it delivers this with skill (Broadway Baby).
Rene Denfeld is a bestselling American author from Portland, Oregon. She is the winner of the French Prix, ALA Medal for Excellence and a Carnegie Listing. She also works as a death penalty investigator and is active in prison reform.
Performance Dates Tuesday 6th – Saturday 17th June 2017
Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm, Saturday, 3pm
Running time 90 minutes
Twitter @BunkerTheatreUK, @pharmacytheatre, #TheEnchanted
Director Connie Treves
Movement Director Emily Orme
Composer/Music Director David McFarlane
Producer Lee McClellan
Lighting Designer Gregory Jordan
Designer Jacob Lucy
Arden Corey Montague-Sholay
The Lady Jade Ogugua
York Hunter Bishop
Girl/Auntie Beth Georgina Morton
Troy/Dr Hammond Liam Harkins
The Fallen Priest Jack Staddon
Notes Ages 15+
Venu: The Bunker, 53A Southwark Street London SE1 1RU