Pharmacy Theatre transfers its Ed Fringe hit and debut show, The Enchanted, an acclaimed adaptation of death penalty investigator Rene Denfeld’s award-winning novel. It comes to London’s Bunker Theatre next month.
The Enchanted highlights issues around capital punishment, child abuse, and the self-perpetuating cycle of violence corrupting the US penitentiary.
Set in death row in America the men sit in isolated cells 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 is brought to life through performance, puppetry, choreography and sound in a striking adaptation examining themes of evil, punishment, clemency and redemption.
Pharmacy Theatre said: “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”.
Cast: Corey Montague-Sholay, Jade Ogugua, Hunter Bishop, Georgina Morton, Liam Harkins and Jack Staddon.
The Enchanted runs at the Bunker from June 6 – 17.