The Enemy


The Enemy

National Theatre of Scotland

The Enemy

Tue 12 Oct 2021 - Sat 16 Oct 2021

A radical re-imagining of the classic Henrik Ibsen play "An Enemy of the People"


£12 - £25


Tue 12 - Sat 16 Oct

Age recommendation: 16+ Strong language

Running time: 1 hour and 30 mins

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.

Run Time: Approx 90 mins
Age recommendation: 16+ Strong language 

There will be a touch tour in advance of the audio described performance on Friday 15th October, for more details or to book please contact our box office on 01382 223530 or emailing [email protected]

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

Relaxed Performance: Saturday 16 October at 2.30pm
Relaxed performances are adapted for audience members who want a more relaxed environment. This could include people on the autistic spectrum or people with dementia. House lights are not fully dimmed and people are more free to move about.

COVID-19 Booking Information

Tickets for this performance are currently unreserved.  This is so that we can adapt our procedures and capacities in line with Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance.  We want to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit so before the performance, you will be allocated your seats and will be sent information about our COVID-19 Guidance For Audiences.  This information will also be published on our website.  As the situation is evolving and as Scottish Government Guidance is changing we may not be able to give full details of this until closer to the event.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.  In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding your booking please contact [email protected]

COVID-19 Refund Policy

We know how important it is to allow for flexibility at the moment which is why we are offering a ‘Book with Confidence’ pledge. If you are unable to attend this event for any reason related to COVID-19, we will refund the full cost of the ticket to the lead booker. Refunds must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of the performance.  We call upon each individual’s sense of civic responsibility to do their part. If you or anyone in your household has had any recent COVID-19 symptoms, however fleeting, please stay home for everyone’s safety.