Hope Mill Theatre will stage the Northern Premiere of gripping death row drama The Exonerated this June.
The play written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen will be reimagined in the style of a television true crime documentary and will be directed by Hope Mill Artistic Director and co-founder Joseph Houston.
Taken from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, The Exonerated tells true stories of six wrongfully-convicted survivors of death row in their own words.
Moving between first-person monologues, courtrooms and prisons; six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong – and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.
Artistic Director Joseph Houston, said: “I want this to be a unique theatrical experience that integrates documentary-style filmed footage, but without losing the impact of live theatre.”
The production which will be Hope Mill Theatre’s second in-house play directed by Houston will blend live theatre and filmed footage to create a unique, fully integrated multimedia experience.
The Exonerated runs at Hope Mill Theatre from Thursday 6 June to Sunday 16 June 2019. Tickets, from £10 are available www.hopemilltheatre.co.uk