Matt Smith will return to the West End next year to star in Thomas Ostermeier’s bold reimagining of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People.
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Doctor Who and House of the Dragon star Matt Smith makes his West End debut in An Enemy of the People, coming to the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2024. Unveil the truth within this classic Ibsen play, and book An Enemy of the People tickets now on London Theatre.
An Enemy of the People is a timeless masterpiece that explores ethics, truth and societal responsibility. Set in a coastal town reliant on its thriving spa industry, the play tells the tale of Dr Thomas Stockmann, who stumbles upon a harrowing truth about the spas. However, his revelation triggers a chain of events that threaten to fracture the very fabric of the community.
Thomas Ostermeier conceived and directed this production of An Enemy of the People in the West End, which is the first English-language production of his acclaimed German adaptation of the classic play. Ostermeier is known for his bold adaptations of works by classic playwrights, and he often recontextualises these plays to address modern themes.
An Enemy of The People had enjoyed a rich and diverse history of global productions. Since its Norwegian debut in 1883, the play has resonated with audiences worldwide, transcending linguistic and cultural boundaries. This time around, London audiences will also get a live look at the talents of Smith, known for playing the 11th doctor in Doctor Who and Prince Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon.
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Tues 12 March at 7.30pm - BSL Interpreted Tues 19 March at 7.30pm - Audio Described
Cast and creative
By: Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Thomas Ostermeier and Florian Borchmeyer
Director: Thomas Ostermeier
Cast list: Matt Smith (as Dr. Thomas Stockmann), Jessica Brown Findlay (as Katharina Stockmann), Priyanga Burford (as Aslaksen), Zachary Hart (as Billing), Paul Hilton (as Peter Stockmann), Nigel Lindsay (as Morten Kiil), Shubham Saraf (as Hovstad)
Design: Jan Pappelbaum
Costumes: Natasha Jenkins
Lighting: Urs Schönebaum
Sound: Ben and Max Ringham
Other info: Wall paintings by Katharina Ziemke, original costume design by Nina Wetzel, original lighting design by Erich Schneider, original sound design by Malte Beckenbach and Daniel Freitag