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The Exonerated to be revived at Hope Mill Theatre

The Lucille Lortel Award-winning true crime play first ran in the UK in 2006

The Exonerated

The Hope Mill Theatre will present the northern premiere of hit 2002 play The Exonerated in June.

The play is based on the true accounts of six wrongfully convicted inmates who were sentenced to death, and their attempts to exonerate themselves. It first premiered off-Broadway in 2002 and was made in to film starring Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in 2005. The original New York show won a Lucille Lortel Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award.

It had its UK premiere the following year at the Riverside Studios with a revolving cast including Stockard Channing.

Directed by the venue's artistic director and co-founder Joseph Houston, the 2019 revival will blend live theatre and filmed footage, inspired by the form of true crime documentaries. The piece will have filmography by Grant Archer, lighting design by Aaron Dotson and casting by Jane Deitch.

It will run from 6 June to 16 June, with casting to be announced.