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
The Enemy is possibly the best Scottish play produced in the last decade.'
Ibsen thrust into the social media age
a stunning piece of 21st century theatre
playfully and powerfully, communicates the immediacy and connectedness of our digital world
Did you know that 100% of the set from The Enemy comes from reusable or recycled materials? That inludes bits and pieces that you might recognise from some of our previous productions! In line with the commitments in our Green Plan, we are aiming to ensure that 100% of the materials for our productions come from sustainable sources by 2025. Click below to learn a little bit more about where some of the individual elements originally came from!
Photograph by Mihaela Bodlovic.
Finn den HertogDirector
Lewis den HertogVideo Designer
Kieran HurleyWriter (After Henrik Ibsen)
Matt PaddenSound Designer
Leonie Rae GassonAssistant Director
Jen McGinleySet and Costume Designer
Rosanna VizeOriginal Set Designer
Katharine WilliamsLighting Designer
Vicki MandersonCo-Movement Director
Robbie GordonCo-Movement Director
Amy CheskinBSL Performance Interpreter
- The Enemy | Breaking News
- The Enemy | The Story in 60 seconds
- The Enemy | In Conversation with Kieran Hurley and Finn den Hertog
- The Enemy | Back to Rehearsals
- The Enemy | In the Rehearsal Room
- The Enemy | BSL Flyer
Integrated BSL Interpretation by Amy Cheskin with BSL video performance by Connor Bryson, Audio Description by Emma-Jane McHenry and Captions by Glenda Carson.
Dundee Rep Theatre, 15 October, 7.30pm - BSL
Dundee Rep Theatre, 16 October, 2.30pm - AD, CAP, Relaxed
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, Relaxed
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