Henrik Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People is given a 21st-century Brexit Britain, post-Grenfell update care of writer and director Jolley Gosnold in a new production staged this summer at west London’s Playground Theatre, in the shadow of the remains of Grenfell Tower. Gabriel Akuwudike stars. Time to get booking!
Award-winning actress, TV and film actress Alex Kingston will take on the lead of Dr Stockmann in An Enemy of the People from 13 to 28 September 2019 (press night is 17 September) as part of Nottingham Playhouse’s autumn season.
Opening up Phil Willmott’s ‘Enemies of the People’ Essential Classics season for 2019 is a new production of Arthur Miller’s An Enemy of the People, which is itself adapted from a play of the same name by Henrik Ibsen. The play has a limited run at the Union Theatre, prior to Offenbach’s Can-Can! and Shakespeare’s Othello, as part of the same season.
Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People could have easily been adapted in the last couple of years as a, not at all subtle rebuke to the election of Donald Trump and Flint water scandal. Worryingly Miller’s adaptation was written in the 1950s and Ibsen’s original in 1882. Has nothing really changed?
This production of the sharply relevant play An Enemy of the People at the Union Theatre features numerous dynamic performances, ensuring the audience’s attention is never lost.
Hugh Bonneville, making a long-awaited return to the stage, plays the role of Dr Stockmann to perfection with a mix of zealous need to do what is right and just a touch of egotistically needing to be seen as the man leading the charge.
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