An Enemy of the People


Received nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Paul Hilton) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Priyanga Burford) at the Olivier Awards 2024

Making his West End debut, celebrated director Thomas Ostermeier‘s iconoclastic production of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE premieres at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited run.

Matt Smith stars in the critically acclaimed AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Thomas Ostermeier’s bold reimagining of the classic play by Henrik Ibsen.

Joining Matt Smith as Dr. Stockmann are Jessica Brown Findlay as Katharina Stockmann, Priyanga Burford as Aslaksen, Zachary Hart as Billing, Paul Hilton as Peter Stockmann, Nigel Lindsay as Morten Kiil and Shubham Saraf as Hovstad.

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

These two worlds are about to collide with dizzying consequences…..

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What is An Enemy of The People about?

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.

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Running Time

2 hours 15 minutes including an interval

Cast & Creatives

Henrik Ibsen (Writer), Thomas Ostermeier (Director), Jan Pappelbaum (Set Designer), Natasha Jenkins (Costume Designer), Urs Schonebaum (Lighting Designer), Ben & Max Ringham (Sound Designer)

Matt Smith (Dr. Stockmann), Jessica Brown Findlay (Katharina Stockmann), Priyanga Burford (Aslaksen), Zachary Hart (Billing), Paul Hilton (Peter Stockmann), Nigel Lindsay (Morten Kiil) and Shubham Saraf (Hovstad)

Age Guidance: Recommended for 12+

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Venue Information

Duke of York’s Theatre

St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4BG

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Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross and Embankment


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London St Martins Lane Hotel

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