In Rehearsals with… The Enchanted, The Bunker

Arriving at the London’s Bunker Theatre from the 6th June,Pharmacy Theatre presents The Enchanted, based on the novel by Rene Denfeld. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening in rehearsals…

The Enchanted (Corey Montague-Sholay and Jade Ogugua) - courtesy of Jesse Jeune

Corey Montague-Sholay and Jade Ogugua. (c) Jesse Jeune. 

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. 

This is the debut show from Pharmacy Theatre, which transfers to London following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. Based on the novel by Rene Denfeld, this production of The Enchanted is directed by Connie Treves.

The Enchanted (Georgina Morton, Corey Montague-Sholay and Liam Harkins) - courtesy of Jesse Jeune

Georgina Morton, Corey Montague-Sholay and Liam Harkins. (c) Jesse Jeune. 

Talking about the show 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.”

Rene Denfeld’s novel is brought to life through performance, puppetry, choreography and sound to explore themes such as evil, punishment, clemency and redemption as told through the eyes of the condemned.

The Enchanted (Jack Staddon, Corey Montague-Sholay, Jade Ogugua, Hunter Bishop and Liam Harkins) - courtesy of Jesse Jeune.jpg

Jack Staddon, Corey Montague-Sholay, Jade Ogugua , Hunter Bishop and Liam Harkins. (c) Jesse Jeune. 

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

It will also include designs by Jacob Lucy, lighting by Gregory Jordan,music direction by David McFarlane and is produced by Lee McClellan.

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.