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New Cast in Enron from 10 May at the Noel Coward
New cast announced in Lucy Prebble's Enron, at the Noel Coward Theatre.
From 10 May 2010, Clive Francis (Ken Lay), Corey Johnson (Jeffrey Skilling), Paul Chahidi (Andrew Fastow), and Sara Stewart (Claudia Roe), take over the roles from Tim Pigott-Smith, Samuel West, Amanda Drew, Tom Goodman-Hill.
Susannah Fellows & Ewan Wardrop are joined in the ensemble by new ensemble members Shane Attwooll, Matt Blair, Saskia Butler, Simon Coombs, Matt Dempsey, Derek Hagen, Leila Benn Harris, Ed Hughes, Jason Langley, Antonio Magro.
The show had its World Premiere at the Chichester Festival in July 2009, then transferred to the Royal Court in September, before transferring to the West End's Noel Coward Theatre from 16 Jan 2010, where it received terrific notices from the popular press: THE TIMES says. "A highly theatrical staging to the events that ended in the biggest bankruptcy in American corporate history." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "There is superb clarity in Prebble’s story-telling as well as high drama, and terrific bravura about Rupert Goold’s often dazzling production that brings the mysterious world of high finance to vivid, comprehensible life." THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Dazzling account of the collapse of the Texan energy giant ."
Enron is running at the Noel Coward Theatre to 14 Aug 2010. It is directed by Rupert Goold and co -produced by Royal Court, Headlong and Chichester Festival Theatre
Based on real life and using music, movement and video, Enron explores one of the most infamous scandals in financial history, reviewing the tumultuous 1990s and casting a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world finds itself.
(On Broadway, Enron has failed, closing on 9 May 2010, having played only 15 regular performances and 22 previews, at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it opened on 27 Apr 2010, following previews from 8 Apr 2010.)