Production Photographer: Mihaela Bodlovic
Written by Jenni Fagan, National Theatre of Scotland
Fifteen-year old Anais Hendricks is smart, funny and fierce. She has also been let down by about every adult she has never met. Sitting in the back of a police car she is taken to the Panopticon, a young offenders institution.
Inside the circular, controlling Panopticon the residents develop intense bonds. All have experienced the failings of the care system, Anais refuses to be defined by it.
Brought for the first time to the stage, The Panopticon is a visceral, bloody and brutal testament to life and friendship.
We have a new kind of heroine for the 21st century.
Writer Jenni Fagan
Director Debbie Hannan
Associate Director Fiona Mackinnon
Designer Max Johns
Sound Designer/Composition Mark Melville
Lighting Designer Simon Wilkinson
Video Designer Lewis den Hertog
Movement Director Skye Reynolds
Fight Director Emma-Claire Brightlyn
Animator Cat Bruce
BSL Performance Interpreter Yvonne Strain, Yvonne Waddell
A SHOW THAT BLAZES WITH BRILLIANCE THROUGHOUT.
INTENSE AND BRUTAL TALE OF A LOVELESS CHILDHOOD.
AS ANAIS, RUSSELL-MARTIN IS A REVELATION.
CRITICS' AWARD FOR THEATRE IN SCOTLAND 2020
Best Female Performance - Anna Russell Martin for The Panopticon
Anna Russell Martin
Lawrence H Mullings
Rehearsal Photographer: Jessy Earl