The Enchantment

The Enchantment premiered in the National Theatre, Cottesloe in 2007 directed by Paul Miller.

With Nancy Carroll, Niamh Cusack, Zubin Varla, Edward Davenport, Hugh Skinner, Claudia Renton, Avril Elgar, Marlene Sidaway, Judith Coke, Madeleine Herrington, Patrick Drury, Ray Newe.

Design by Simon Daw

Lighting by Bruno Poet

Sound by John Leonard

Music by David Shrubsole.

From a literal translation by Ben Anderman.


 MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN: “Immaculate version, a major act of reclamation…The excitement lies in an unknown play combining an autobiographic authenticity with a statement about the role of women in late 19th century society.” 




BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES: “Fascinating play…The Enchantment is an astonishingly mature work.” 

SUSAN ELKIN for THE STAGE: “Dark, quite disturbing, feminist play, in Clare Bayley’s compelling reworking…”

Interview with Nancy Carroll and Zubin Varla from the National Theatre production