Based on real life and using music, movement and video, Enron explores one of the most infamous scandals in financial history, reviewing the tumultuous 1990s and casting a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world finds itself in 2009.
Enron playwright Lucy Prebble’s debut play The Sugar Syndrome, for which she won the George Devine Award and the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, premiered at the Royal Court in 2003. Her screenwriting credits include the hit Billie Piper series Secret Diary Of A Call Girl.
Enron is Rupert Goold’s directorial debut at the Royal Court. He has previously directed the award-winning Macbeth and Six Characters In Search Of An Author (both Gielgud theatre). More recently he has directed Pete Postlethwaite in King Lear (Young Vic), Michael Gambon and David Bradley in No Man’s Land (Duke of York’s theatre) and Rowan Atkinson in the revival of Lionel Bart’s musical, Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).
Enron’s run at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs follows its world premiere at the Minerva theatre, Chichester.
For more about Enron at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, read the First Night Feature.