The Enemy

Truth matters?

A radical re-imagining of the classic Henrik Ibsen play about truth, power and deception from Kieran Hurley, award-winning playwright and screenwriter 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 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.

Running Time:

70 minutes

Accessible performances available:

  • BSL British Sign Language Performance

  • Captioned

  • Audio Described

  • Relaxed Performance

  • Autism Friendly

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Recommended Age Guide:

16+ (warning: strong language and description of sexual violence.)


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28/04/2020 - 29/04/2020

01/05/2020 - 02/05/2020

05/05/2020 - 06/05/2020

08/05/2020 - 09/05/2020