Coming to the Charing Cross Theatre – formerly the New Players Theatre – in March is Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s “The Exonerated”, taking a harsh and shocking look at the American justice system and death row. Having first been seen by audiences on the other side of the Atlantic in the first half of the last decade it is a show that has earned plenty of admirers, so now that as it appears in front of London theatre audiences it can now expect plenty of people to pick up theatre tickets and witness a star-studded cast led by the talented young director Jacklyn McLoughlin.
“The Exonerated” asks us to consider our leaves if sixteen years of them were taken away. This is exactly what happened to Sunny Jacobs when she was convicted of a crime for which she knew she was innocent and sentenced to death. The show pieces together actual accounts of those who have been wrongly convicted in the American justice system and highlights a shocking and harrowing account of real lives that were ruined, with interviews, case reports and more plucked together to reveal a world none of us could imagine.
The cast will include Lisa Eichhorn as Sunny, with Glenn Carter portraying the character of Gary and Kelle Bryan as Georgia. Also amongst the performers making their ways to the Charing Cross Theatre are Derek Griffiths, Cavin Cornwall, Gabriel Fleary, Ian Porter, Gabriella Santinelli, Alex Gatehouse and Anthony Cozens.
Lisa Eichhorn is an American performer who has appeared in various movies and television shows on the other side of the Atlantic. Her credits span many decades and include the likes of “The Talented Mr Ripley, “Any Given Day” and “A Modern Affair”. Her career on this side of the Atlantic includes appearances at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, the Sailisbury Playhouse and on BBC television in the likes of “Spooks” and “Midsomer Murders”.
Kelle Bryan, on the other hand, has her origins in the girl group Eternal, though she has continued to maintain a name for herself in the years since they split. Her credits include the movie “The Virus” and “My Fair Lady” at the Manchester Palace Theatre, plus pantomimes like Cinderella.
The Exonerated is at the Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 1st March 2011 to Saturday 9th April 2011.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 1st March 2011|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 9th April 2011|
|Matinees:||Saturday 4pm and Sunday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm|
|Running Time:||90 minutes|
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