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.
If you are registered with our Education Portal, you will be able to watch the full length film of the production, using the link below, with your group for free. You can also find a link to video resources, including interviews with the creative team and members of the cast linked below.
Finn den HertogDirector
Lewis den HertogVideo Designer
Kieran HurleyWriter (after Henrik Ibsen)
Matt PaddenSound Designer
Leonie Rae GassonAssistant Director
Jen McGinleySet & Costume Designer
Rosanna VizeOriginal Set Designer
Katharine WilliamsLighting Designer
Vicki MandersonCo-Movement Director
Robbie GordonCo-Movement Director
Amy CheskinBSL Performance Interpreter