At the Playground Theatre, Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People is currently receiving a very modern, meta-theatrical makeover. In this in-depth interview, Gabriel Akuwudike, who plays the title role, and writer-director Jolley Gosnold talk about getting angry and demanding change. Must finish 23 July 2019. Time to get booking!
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!
Doubtless many might find it an acquired taste, but this version of An Enemy of the People remains a brave, praiseworthy effort to revitalise the original text, full of talent, provocative originality, and life.
Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People comes crashing into the 21st century with this new London-set version, written and directed by Jolley Gosnold, which officially opens tonight (5 July 2019) at the Playground Theatre, in the shadow of Grenfell Tower. Check out our full gallery of first-look production photos – and then get booking!
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!
How much will Ibsen’s 1892 classic An Enemy of the People resonate in 2019 post-Grenfell, Brexit Britain? How does it play out with younger, politically switched-on protagonists? We caught up with writer and director Jolley Gosnold about his major new version, which premieres next month at the Playground Theatre. Time to get booking!
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!
Populism, patriotism, political theatre, predictions for Brexit and the fast-paced nature of life-imitating-art-imitating-life were amongst the topics covered in an incredibly good-natured discussion across a wide partisan spectrum at the post-show debate I chaired for the premiere production of An Honourable Man.
Michael McManus attempts to deal with the thorny issues of Brexit and whether it is possible to stay honourable in the world of politics in An Honourable Man at the White Bear Theatre.