The Panopticon

World premiere | National Theatre of Scotland By Jenni Fagan
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About

A snarling counterculture outlaw, a bohemian philosopher in sailor shorts.

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 offender 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.

Image: Mihaela Boldovic

Credits

  • WriterJenni Fagan
  • DirectorDebbie Hannah

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