‘The Enemy is possibly the best Scottish play produced in the last decade.'
Theatre Scotland
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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 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.

Click to hear more from The Enemy’s creative team on adapting this classic play from Ibsen, it’s continuing relevance and context in the age of social media.

Approx running time: 1hr 30mins (no interval)

Age recommendation: 16+ Strong language

You can view a digital version of the programme here.

Wed 3 Nov* + Thu 4 Nov: 7.30pm + Sat 6 Nov*: 2.30pm
£25, £23, £20, £14; disabled/WCU/unwaged £19, £17, £15, £14; student/young scot cardholder/under 26 £11; artworker £15, £14, £12, £11 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) NTS cardholder £5

Fri 5 Nov + Sat 6 Nov: 7.30pm
£27, £25, £22, £14; disabled/WCU/unwaged £21, £19, £16, £14; student/young scot cardholder/under 26 £11; artworker £16, £15, £13, £11 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) NTS cardholder £5

Access performances
Fri 5 Nov: 7.30pm Audio Described, Captioned
Sat 6 Nov: 2.30pm BSL, Relaxed

Special schools price available, contact ticketing@horsecross.co.uk for details.

*For performances on Wed 3 Nov: 7.30pm and Sat 6 Nov: 2.30pm, seats have been split into bubbles, ensuring distance between each household for those who wish to attend theatre with social distancing in place. These bubbles cannot be broken or altered. If you are booking online and cannot book a bubble for the required number of attendees, please email ticketing@horsecross.co.uk

Performances available in:
BSL Audio Described Captioned Relaxed
Other Info
Thu 4 Nov: 7:30pm
Main House
Fri 5 Nov: 7:30pm
Main House
Performances available in:
Audio Described Captioned
Sat 6 Nov: 2:30pm
Main House
Performances available in:
BSL Relaxed
Sat 6 Nov: 7:30pm
Main House