The Enemy: Full cast announced for exciting new Ibsen adaptation

The Enemy: Full cast announced for exciting new Ibsen adaptation

The Enemy cast (clockwise from top left: Hannah Donaldson, Neil McKinven, Taqi Nazeer, Benny Young, Eléna Redmond, and Gabriel Quigley.

The full cast for The Enemy, the brand new stage adaptation from the award-winning team of playwright Kieran Hurley and director Finn den Hertog, has been announced today.

A contemporary re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s iconic play An Enemy of the People, The Enemy transports the action to a once-proud Scottish industrial town. A big redevelopment project promises to bring money, jobs and new prospects to its forgotten population, but when 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, a changing media landscape, and what it means to hold power to account in a post-truth political world, The Enemy promises to be a uniquely Scottish take on Ibsen’s timeless work.

Hannah Donaldson and Gabriel Quigley will play Kirsten and Vonny, the duelling sisters at the heart of the story. Hannah’s previous work with the National Theatre of Scotland has included In Time O’ Strife and The Guid Sisters, while Gabriel has previously worked with the Company on productions including Cyrano de Bergerac, The Driver’s Seat, and Enquirer.

The cast will also include Benny Young, recently seen in films Wild Rose and Outlaw King, as well as previous National Theatre of Scotland productions A Christmas Carol, Midsummer, and 27; Neil McKinven, whose recent work has included the UK tour of Rebus: Dark Shadow; Taqi Nazeer, who previously starred in the National Theatre of Scotland and Frantic Assembly’s award-winning production Beautiful Burnout; and Eléna Redmond, who is currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and makes her National Theatre of Scotland debut in the production.

The Enemy will embark on an evocative tour of towns across west and central Scotland from 24 April to 09 May, including stops in Lanark, Clydebank, Darvel, Dunoon, and Dumfries, where it will perform exclusively in town halls and civic spaces. This will mark the first time that a version of the classic play has been staged in Scotland for over forty years.

For full details of the tour, and to find tickets, please click here.

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