Ward No 6 by DogOrange at Camden People's 8 Feb
DogOrange presents Ward No. 6, adapted by Matthew Parker, from the short story by Anton Chekhov, at Camden People's Theatre, a fringe venue near Warren Street, central London, from 8 to 27 Feb 2011.
Directed by Matthew Parker, cast includes Charlotte Blake, Oliver Lavery, Michael Linsey, Harry Lobek .
Stuck in a thankless job in a small town, Dr Ragin finds himself in the company of a young inmate in the asylum known as Ward No.6. Their conversations lead him to reject the definitions of madness and sanity he has taken for granted, and to question his role in keeping the patients locked up. Betrayed by his friend, he ends up imprisoned himself – trapped in an ‘enchanted circle’ formed by his former patients’ rituals and superstitions.