The Enemy

  • Drama
How much does truth really matter?

A radical re-imagining of the classic Henrik Ibsen play about truth, power and deception from Kieran Hurley, award-winning playwright and screenwriter of the critically acclaimed Scottish indie film Beats.

In a once great Scottish town, a massive redevelopment project promises to bring money, jobs and new prospects to its forgotten population. However, when Dr Kirsten Stockmann discovers a dangerous secret, she knows she must bring the truth to light – no matter the cost.

A provocative and timely drama about corruption, politics and the media featuring a brooding original soundtrack and live video, The Enemy is a uniquely Scottish take on Henrik Ibsen’s timeless work.

Written by Kieran Hurley, after Henrik Ibsen’s "An Enemy of the People"
Directed by Finn den Hertog

A National Theatre of Scotland production.

Click to hear more from The Enemy’s creative team on adapting this classic play from Ibsen, it’s continuing relevance and context in the age of social media.

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The Enemy is currently onsale with no social distancing restrictions in place. We will follow current Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the performance and may need to make alterations to the seating arrangements in line with social distancing or capacity restrictions.

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