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Matt Smith stars in Ibsen's iconic play about the consequences of revealing shocking truths.
Production shot of An Enemy of the People in London, featuring Matt Smith and Jessica Brown Findlay.
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Production shot of An Enemy of the People in London, featuring Matt Smith and Nigel Lindsay
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About An Enemy of the People

See Doctor Who star Matt Smith 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.

Access performances

Tues 12 March at 7.30pm - BSL Interpreted Tues 19 March at 7.30pm - Audio Described

Run time

2 hours 15 mins including interval

Start date

6th February, 2024

End date

13th April, 2024

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Age

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555 Reviews

Alex Room

Alex Room

209 Reviews | 42 Followers
100
Must see, Great writing, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if thought provoking political mindful thinking

Don’t see it if you don't like intense plays where focus if needed

MarkE

MarkE

327 Reviews | 18 Followers
85
Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You want your ideas challenged and a thought provoking time at the theatre.

Don’t see it if You don't like the breaking of the fourth wall

Tanya 3031

Tanya 3031

38 Reviews | 0 Followers
84
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You see the value of truth no matter what the cost. You are a fan of Matt Smith who acts so naturally. You want to see Ibsen is relevant

Don’t see it if You can’t convince yourself that things can change. You don’t like a bit of audience participation. You don’t want staging to take over

filthycop

filthycop

46 Reviews | 1 Followers
98
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like amazing great political very funny clever amazing cast good music and a dog

Don’t see it if you're a grumpy tory

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Stars on stage

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

An Enemy of the People cast and creative team

By: Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Thomas Ostermeier and Florian Borchmeyer
Director: Thomas Ostermeier
Cast list: Matt Smith (as Dr. Thomas Stockmann), Jessica Brown Findlay (as Katharina Stockmann), Priyanga Burford (as Aslaksen), Zachary Hart (as Billing), Paul Hilton (as Peter Stockmann), Nigel Lindsay (as Morten Kiil), Shubham Saraf (as Hovstad)
Design: Jan Pappelbaum
Costumes: Natasha Jenkins
Lighting: Urs Schönebaum
Sound: Ben and Max Ringham
Other info: Wall paintings by Katharina Ziemke, original costume design by Nina Wetzel, original lighting design by Erich Schneider, original sound design by Malte Beckenbach and Daniel Freitag

Venue

Duke of York's Theatre

104 St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4BG

Directions

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.

More information about An Enemy of the People

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.

What to watch for

  • Matt Smith is best known as Prince Daemon Targaryen on House of the Dragon and the 11th doctor on Doctor Who.
  • The play has several film adaptations, including a 1978 version starring Steve McQueen and a 1990 version starring John Glover.
  • Ibsen drew inspiration for the play from a real-life incident involving a mineral spring in the town of Skien, Norway, which was believed to have therapeutic properties.
  • The play is also inspired by the backlash Ibsen received for his previous play, Ghosts, for criticizing hypocrisy he observed in society.
  • Around the same time that this production is going on, a Broadway production of An Enemy of the People is also taking place, with Succession’s Jeremy Strong in the lead role.

Frequently asked questions

Who wrote An Enemy of the People?

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.

Who directed An Enemy of the People?

Acclaimed German theatre director Thomas Ostermeier stages the 2024 production of An Enemy of the People in London’s West End.

Is An Enemy of the People appropriate for kids?

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.

Is An Enemy of the People good?

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.

What is An Enemy of the People about?

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.

Which theatre is An Enemy of the People at?

An Enemy of the People is at London's Duke of York's Theatre.

What is the running time of An Enemy of the People?

An Enemy of the People runs for 2 hours 15 mins including interval

What is the age recommendation for An Enemy of the People?

TBC

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