Death row drama for Hope Mill

Published: 12 May 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester is to stage the Northern première of The Exonerated—a death row drama reimagined in the style of a television true crime documentary.

It will play at the fringe theatre from June 6–16.

The production will blend live theatre and filmed footage to create a multimedia experience, with staging inspired by true crime documentaries popular on television streaming services.

The Exonerated premièred off-Broadway in 2002 (where it won a Lucille Lortel Award and a Drama Desk Award as well as an Outer Critics Circle Award), was made in to a 2005 film starring Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover and then a production ran at the Riverside Studios in London in 2006.