Public Enemy at the Young Vic

Public Enemy

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Henrik Ibsen’s timeless story of corruption and courage is revived in this powerful new version. Read More >

When Dr Stockmann discovers that the waters of a new public spa are toxic, he expects gratitude and glory. But his revelation makes him the most hated man in town. How far will a man go to stand up for the truth?

Penned in 1882, En Folkefiende is often considered to be Ibsen’s most comic play. Telling the tale of warring brothers – one the town’s mayor, one an idealistic scientist – it reveals the tensions and contradictions between public and private life.

Through the character of Dr Stockmann, Ibsen confronts the potential of unbridled idealism to slide into self-delusion, and in Mayor Stockmann how burning ambition and opportunism corrupts the political machine. With such contemporary concerns it remains as fresh and relevant today as when it was first written.

 

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 04/05/2013

Opening Night: 13/05/2013

Closing Night: 08/06/2013

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Nick Fletcher, Darrell D’Silva, Niall Ashdown, Adam Best, Bryan Dick, Joel Fry, David Sibley, Beatrice Walker

Creative

Director - Richard Jones

Designer - Miriam Buether

Lighting Designer - Mimi Jordan Sherin

Author - Henrik Ibsen

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