PREVIEW: The Enchanted, The Bunker Theatre

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, Pharmacy Theatre’s production of The Enchanted will play at The Bunker from the 6th June. 

The Enchanted - courtesy of Paul Gilling

(c) Paul Gilling 

This production is based on  Rene Denfeld’s award-winning novel The Enchanted which highlights issues such as capital punishment, child abuse and the cycle of violence that affects 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. 

Reflecting on themes of evil, punishment, clemency and redemption, Rene Denfeld’s disturbing and poetic novel comes to life through performance, puppetry, choreography and sound in Pharmacy Theatre’s striking adaptation. 

Directed by Connie Treves, The Enchanted is the debut production by Pharmacy Theatre, produced by Lee McClellan.

The cast for the production will includes Corey Montague-Sholay, Jade Ogugua, Hunter Bishop, Georgina Morton, Liam Harkins and Jack Staddon.

Through a combination of performance, puppetry, choreography and sound, Denfeld’s novel is brought vividly to life to examine themes of evil, punishment, clemency and redemption as seen through the eyes of the condemned.

Talking about the production, 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.”

The Enchanted will play at The Bunker from the 6th to the 17th June. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/the-enchanted