What is truth without power?
Doubt spreads faster than disease in Ibsen’s thought-provoking play about truth in a society driven by power and money.
When Dr Stockmann makes an unbelievable discovery about the healing waters in his local baths, he holds the future of the town in his hands, but those with everything to lose refuse to accept his word. As the battle goes beyond contaminated water, barriers are broken in this contemporary production as Ostermeier shows us why this perennial classic will be relevant forever.
Making his West End debut, celebrated director Thomas Ostermeier‘s iconoclastic production of An Enemy of the People premieres at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited run.
When Dr. Stockmann makes an unbelievable discovery about the healing waters in his local baths, he holds the future of the town in his hands, but those with everything to lose refuse to accept his word. As the battle goes beyond contaminated water, barriers are broken in this contemporary production as Ostermeier shows us why this perennial class will be relevant forever.
Joining Matt Smith who will be playing Dr Stockmann are Jessica Brown Findlay (Katharina Stockmann), Priyanga Burford (Aslaksen), Zachary Hart (Billing), Paul Hilton (Peter Stockmann), Nigel Lindsay (Morten Kiil), and Shubham Saraf (Hovstad). Making his West End debut, Ostermeier’s production opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 20 February 2024, with previews from 6 February, and runs until 6 April.
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London
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- Suitable For Children
Recommended for 12 years and older
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104 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG, UK
Feb 16, 2024
Feb 14, 2024
I had great expectations of Matt Smith and he lived up to them. Every single minute was a masterpiece and not in the least his monologue just after the interval. Breathtaking and thought provoking play, novel approach, exceptionally well directed and executed.
Feb 9, 2024
What an astonishing evening out! Thoughtful, provocative well delivered and beautifully crafted! Imaginative staging combined with exquisite performances and clever design made for one of the most dangerous and thoughtful nights I’ve ever spent in the theatre!