Nick Fletcher and Darrell D’Silva will star in David Harrower’s new Ibsen adaptation Public Enemy, which opens at the Young Vic theatre later this year.
Playing from 4 May (press night 13 May) to 8 June, Ibsen’s timeless tale of corruption and courage tells the story of two warring brothers – one the town’s mayor, the other its doctor – the latter of which discovers that the waters of the new public spa are toxic. Expecting gratitude and glory, the doctor’s revelation instead makes him the most hated man in town, but how far will he go to stand up for the truth?
Returning to the Young Vic theatre following his appearance alongside Hattie Morahan in another Ibsen classic A Doll’s House, Fletcher, who will play Doctor Stockmann in Richard Jones’ production, has previously appeared in productions including A Woman Killed With Kindness, The White Guard and Playing With Fire at the National Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Regent’s Park Open Air theatre and Twisted Tales at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Taking on the role of the mayor, D’Silva’s theatre credits include Children’s Children at the Almeida theatre, Tales From The Vienna Woods at the National Theatre and Jones’ production of Six Characters Looking For An Author at the Young Vic theatre.
Fletcher and D’Silva will be joined in the cast by Niall Ashdown, Adam Best, Bryan Dick, Joel Fry, David Sibley and Beatrice Walker.
Public Enemy will open at the Young Vic theatre following My Perfect Mind, the Kathryn Hunter-directed production about actor Edward Petherbridge and the debilitating stroke that changed his life, which plays from 3 April to 20 April.