The Enemy

Greenock, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness and Perth

Sat 9 October - Sat 6 November | 2021 Scottish Tour


How Much Does Truth Really Matter?

A radical re-imagining of the classic Henrik Ibsen play about truth, power and deception from Kieran Hurley, award-winning playwright and originator of the critically acclaimed Scottish indie film Beats.

In a once great Scottish town, a massive redevelopment project promises to bring money, jobs and new prospects to its forgotten population. However, when Dr 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, politics and the media featuring a brooding original soundtrack by Kathryn Joseph and live video, The Enemy is a uniquely Scottish take on Henrik Ibsen’s timeless work.

Written by Kieran Hurley, after Henrik Ibsen’s "An Enemy of the People". Directed by Finn den Hertog.

A National Theatre of Scotland production


Creative team


Integrated BSL Interpretation by Amy Cheskin, Audio Description by Emma-Jane McHenry and Captions by Glenda Carson.

Accessible performances

Dundee Rep Theatre, 15 October, 7.30pm - BSL
Dundee Rep Theatre, 16 October, 2.30pm - AD, CAP
King's Theatre Edinburgh, 21 October, 7.30pm - CAP
King's Theatre Edinburgh, 23 October, 2.30pm - AD, BSL
Eden Court, 29 October, 7.30pm - CAP
Eden Court, 30 October, 7.30pm - AD, BSL
Perth Theatre, 5 November, 7.30pm - AD, CAP
Perth Theatre, 6 November, 2.30pm - BSL

For full details, see our access page here.

Aged 14-26? Theatre for a Fiver tickets available for this production.

The National Theatre of Scotland reserves the right to alter casts, performances, seating or ticket arrangements.