An Enemy of the People Tickets
An Enemy of the People In London
Doubt spreads more rapidly than any illness in Ibsen's thought-provoking play An Enemy of the People, which explores the concept of truth within a society that hungers for power and wealth.
When Dr. Stockmann makes an astonishing discovery about the dangerous and bacterial properties of the local (and highly popular) tourist baths' water, the fate of the town instantly falls into his hands, but those who have much to lose are unwilling to accept his claims and meet him with resistance and opposition.
Conflict extends beyond contaminated water in this contemporary production by Ostermeier, which aims to break down barriers and remind us why the struggle between social classes is ever-present. An Enemy of the People tickets are available at the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited run beginning February 6, 2024, secure your An Enemy of the People London tickets now.
About The Show
Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen is the mastermind behind An Enemy of the People. The play made its debut on January 13, 1883, at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark and was an instant hit with audiences. Edvard Grieg crafted the musical score for the production, and amongst its most popular compositions are ‘The Doctor's Dilemma’ and ‘Truth and Lies’.
A favourite character for fans is undoubtedly Dr. Thomas Stockmann. Stockmann shows a ground-breaking commitment to truth and ethics, unlike any other character. With themes of environmental responsibility and moral integrity, the story continues to be a highly influential work within theatre.
It’s Worth The Applause
- An Enemy of The People is celebrated for how it addresses environmental issues versus economic interests, professional responsibilities, and the moral dilemmas of whistle-blowing.
- Legendary Playwright Arthur Miller adapted the play in the 1950s.
- A 1978 movie was released, starring Steve McQueen.
- Satyajit Ray's 1989 film Ganashatru was based on the play.
- PBS produced the play for their show American Playhouse in 1990.
- In 2004, a Norwegian film directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg adapted Ibsen's play.
- Various other adaptations and performances have taken place in different countries, including an Arabic version in Egypt.
Please Bear In Mind
This production is suitable for ages 12+.
An Enemy of the People Cast & Creatives
- Thomas Stockmann - Matt Smith (House of Dragon, The Crown, Doctor Who)
- Aslaksen - Jessica Brown Findlay
- Billing - Zachary Hart
- Peter Stockmann - Paul Hilton
- Morten Kiil - Nigel Lindsay
- Hovstad - Shubham Saraf
- Director - Thomas Ostermeier
- Adaptation - Thomas Ostermeier & Florian Borchmeyer
- Writer - Henrik Ibsen
- Producer - David Binder
- Producer - Benjamin Lowy
- Producer - Emily Vaughan-Barratt
Age restrictionThis production is recommended for ages 12+
Running time2hrs, 15 minutes (including 1 interval)
Performance dates6 February 2024 - 13 April 2024
AccessAudio Described Performance - 19 March 2024 – 7.30pm. Captioned Performance - 21 March 2024 – 7.30pm.
Venue InformationDuke of Yorks TheatreSt Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
PAY NO FEES Valid for Monday - Thursday performances 22 February - 28 March 2024. Book by 5 March 2024.
News / Features / New Shows + Transfers
Matt Smith: From Doctor Who to Doctor Stockmann
In Ibsen’s play of power and the public opinion, Doctor Stockmann (Matt Smith), expects to be hailed a hero for bringing critical information of water pollution to light, a discovery that could potentially save countless lives. However, his claims are met with scepticism and righteous fury as the townspeople question his motives for demanding the closure of the lucrative baths, and soon his character and intentions are called into question.
Opening next month, it’s the first time in half a decade that the multi-award-winning actor will tread the boards in the West End, but it isn’t the first time that Smith will play a controversial figure.
Since his last theatrical run in Lungs with The Crown co-star Claire Foy, Smith has portrayed numerous divisive characters, both real and fictional, from the late American photographer, Mapplethorpe, in a film of the same name, to the dragon riding, power-hungry prince in Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon.
So, to tide us over until he makes his return to the stage in An Enemy of the People (29 days and counting) We’ve listed just some of our favourite Matt Smith performances, both on stage and off.
8 Jan, 2024 | By Sian McBride
News / Casting
Full cast announced for An Enemy of the People
David Binder Productions and Wessex Grove today announce the full company for the West End production of Thomas Ostermeier’s bold reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, originally produced at SchaubühneBerlin.
26 Oct, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas