Matt Smith to lead Thomas Ostermeier’s bold reimagining of Ibsen’s ‘AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE’

David Binder Productions and Wessex Grove have announced that Matt Smith will lead the cast as Dr Stockmann in the upcoming West End production of Thomas Ostermeier’s bold reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, in a version by Ostermeier and Florian Borchmeyer, originally produced at Schaubühne Berlin.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 20 February 2024, with previews from 6 February, for a strictly limited run until 6 April.

The full company will be announced shortly.


Matt Smith. Photo by Greg Williams

What is truth without power?

Doubt spreads faster than disease in Ibsen’s thought-provoking play about truth in a society driven by power and money.

When Dr Stockmann makes an unbelievable discovery about the healing waters in his local baths, he holds the future of the town in his hands, but those with everything to lose refuse to accept his word. As the battle goes beyond contaminated water, barriers are broken in this contemporary production as Ostermeier shows us why this perennial classic will be relevant forever.

To sign up for priority access on 20 September please register at www.anenemyofthepeople.co.uk. Public on sale is on 21 September.

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