See Doctor Who star Matt Smith make his West End debut as Dr Thomas Stockmann in the latest revival of Ibsen’s classic drama An Enemy of the People in London. Book An Enemy of the People tickets now on TodayTix.
As Henrik Ibsen himself said, “The strongest man upon the earth is he who stands most alone.” An Enemy of the People revolves around Stockmann’s discovery of contaminated water in the town's public baths, a hazard concealed by local authorities to protect their economic interests. Join Dr. Stockmann’s fight for truth and watch the consequences unravel.
Visit The Duke of York’s Theatre to see why societal norms can sometimes be the true enemy. Book tickets now on TodayTix for An Enemy of the People in the West End — the show runs for two months only.
Tues 12 March at 7.30pm - BSL Interpreted Tues 19 March at 7.30pm - Audio Described
2 hours 50 mins including interval
February 6th, 2024
April 6th, 2024
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Charing Cross Road to St Martin’s Court, head down until the end and then take a right onto St Martin’s Lane until you reach the theatre on your right.
An Enemy of the People is a play written by Henrik Ibsen in 1882. The play delves into the moral struggle between individual integrity and societal conformity, highlighting the consequences of challenging established norms.
The original production of An Enemy of the People premiered in Norway in 1883 in Oslo. It faced controversy — the play's criticism of the government, the press, and society's tendency to suppress inconvenient truths sparked debate. Despite the initial mixed response, An Enemy of the People went on to become one of Ibsen's most famous and frequently performed plays. In addition to this production of An Enemy of the People in London, the show has had multiple Broadway productions, film adaptations, and international performances.
Thomas Ostermeier conceived and directed this production, which he initially premiered in Germany in 2012. Ibsen and Ostermeir are similar in their work and approach to theatre, which makes Ostermeier’s production unmissable. Both artists delve into the psychological complexities of their characters and use their work to address current sociopolitical issues.
Renowned Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the People in 1882. The play has since become one of his most famous and enduring works alongside A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler.
Acclaimed German theatre director Thomas Ostermeier stages the 2024 production of An Enemy of the People in London’s West End.
The age recommendation for this production is 12+. This play deals with complex themes, which include political corruption, moral dilemmas, and consequences of one's actions.
An Enemy of the People is a thought-provoking, bold, and innovative play that still captivates audiences after centuries. Plus, this production offers fans the chance to see the talented Matt Smith live for two months only.
Matt Smith (Doctor Who) takes center stage in the Duke of York Theatre's limited-run of Henrik Ibsen's enduring classic, Enemy of the People. Witness a compelling drama as a determined doctor confronts a corrupt town leadership after uncovering perilous pollution in the local spa's water.
An Enemy of the People is at the Duke of York's Theatre, which is located in London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4BG.
An Enemy of the People runs for 2 hours 50 mins including interval.
An Enemy of the People tickets are available on TodayTix. Get An Enemy of the People tickets today.
An Enemy of the People tickets start at £23.
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