Are you ready to get angry? Are you ready to demand change? What are you going to do about it? Watch this extended trailer for a thrilling new version of An Enemy of the People staged next month at the Playground Theatre, in the shadow of Grenfell Tower. Time to get booking – and take action!
Here Now Ensemble presents An Enemy of the People for a limited season at west London’s Playground Theatre, running from 2 to 23 July 2019, with a press night on 5 July.
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:
- 3 years on from the Brexit vote: The play questions the effectiveness of our democracy when we trust an uninformed majority and reject the advice of experts.
- 2 years on from Grenfell: The play cries out against the establishment who put profit before public safety.
At one of London’s newest Off-West End theatres, in Latimer Road, a stone’s throw from Grenfell Tower, an angry, political and personal story plays out amongst a company of some of the most exciting upcoming actors on stage and screen. Gabriel Akuwudike takes the title role alongside Freddie Wise, Max Keeble, Olivier Huband and Hannah Van Der Westhuysen.
Writer-director Jolley Gosnold says:
“We have a responsibility to the victims and survivors of Grenfell fire, and the wider community. This play is for them.”
“Grenfell was meant to change everything.
But nothing ever changes.
We demand change.”
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!