What happens when Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People is relocated to modern London, played out amongst a group of millennials in the shadow of Grenfell Tower? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite highlights from reviews for Jolley Gosnold’s highly provocative and politically charged adaptation at the Playground Theatre. Time to get booking!
A whistleblowing expert fights against the majority when politicians put power and profit before public safety.
Writer-director Jolley Gosnold’s new version of Henrik Ibsen’s fierce political masterpiece is updated for the here and now and stars Gabriel Akuwudike in the title role alongside Freddie Wise, Max Keeble, Olivier Huband and Hannah Van Der Westhuysen. The production is designed by Alys Whitehead.
Two years after the Grenfell fire and three years after the EU referendum, Here Now Ensemble presents An Enemy of the People for a strictly limited season at west London’s Playground Theatre, in the shadow of the tower.
An Enemy of the People runs from 2 to 23 July 2019 at the Playground Theatre, Latimer Road, London W10 6RQ, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (except 3 July). Tickets are priced £15-22. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
If you want to see compelling Theatre that holds up a mirror to society then go and see this superb production of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of The People” at the Playground Theatre.https://t.co/p9wBcHL9dl pic.twitter.com/1qS9Pgq2Oo
— Paul Everitt (@millfieldman) July 5, 2019
I think Cameron, Johnson, Osborne, May, Hunt, Gove, IDS, and Rudd should be forced to go see it! #enemyplaylondon
— EdReadsBooks (@ed_reads) July 13, 2019
#enemyofthepeople @PlaygroundW10 – I’m so glad I caught this one. A smal matinée turnout did not disturb the cast – a seemingly effortless performance with superb dialogue and razor sharp direction. Being… https://t.co/jbQorEgRr4
— DramaTeacherCritic (@critic_drama) July 13, 2019