Schaubühne Berlin
An Enemy of the People

by Henrik Ibsen

24 - 28 September 2014 / 19:45, 15:00

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Schaubühne’s potent adaptation catapults Ibsen into a modern world of environmental and financial crises, becoming a mirror for our times.

When Dr Stockmann discovers that industrial pollution is contaminating his spa town, he knows the right thing to do. But the inconvenient truth is unwelcome in a community whose survival depends on selling toxic water to tourists. As the cover-up gathers pace, can a solitary whistleblower avoid being brought to his knees? 

Studded with contemporary political and musical references, the production builds to an explosive final act in which you are invited to join the debate.

Thomas Ostermeier is renowned internationally for 'shaking up the classical repertoire' (New York Times).

'Thomas Ostermeier's production... sits ticking ominously as we wait for it to explode' Herald Sun (Australia)

3pm only on 28 Sep

2 hours 30 mins/no interval

Age guidance 14+

Performed in German with English surtitles

This production contains a live dog

25 Sep
Post-show talk with Thomas Ostermeier and members of the company in conversation with Simon McBurney

Free to same-day ticket holders

25 Oct, 3.30pm
Contemporary Ibsen in Performance

A panel discussion

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Part of Theatre & Dance
Part of International Ibsen Season


Presented by the Barbican

Supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

The International Ibsen Season is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy
The International Ibsen Season is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy


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