A snarling counter culture 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 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.
A National Theatre of Scotland Production.
Age recommendation: 16+ (contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and drug use)
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
- The Panopticon | In Rehearsal
- The Panopticon | BSL Introduction