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Public Enemy

Public Enemy

by Henrik Ibsen

in a new version by David Harrower

4 May - 8 June 2013 

Main House

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Show information

"Fresh and entertaining, a gripping production"
Daily Telegraph

"Brutal truths, riotous visuals and a wonderful cast"
Time Out

"Outrageously eccentric… expresses one of the great conundrums of modern times"
The Independent

"Confronts and makes us wonder"
Daily Mail

“Provocative, startling, breathtaking”
Financial Times


The Arts Desk

When Dr. Stockmann discovers that the waters of a new public spa are toxic, he expects gratitude and glory. But his revelation makes him the most hated man in town. How far will a man go to stand up for the truth? Ibsen’s timeless story of corruption, pollution and courage is revived in David Harrower’s powerful new version.

Richard Jones directs this classic play following his smash hits at the Young Vic, Government Inspector and Annie Get Your Gun.


Wednesday & Saturday matinees (except 4, 8, 11, 29 May & 5 June): 2:30pm

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes without an interval.

Please note that strobe lighting is used during the performance.


Tickets: £10, £19.50, £25, £32.50
Previews: (4 - 11 May) £10, 15, £19.50

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.

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Food & drink

The Cut Bar & Restaurant at the Young Vic serves an inspired mix of classic and original play-themed dishes create an exciting menu from fresh, free-range and organic ingredients. 

Visit The Cut Bar's website.

In the press

"A celebration of the horror and ridiculousness of being alive," David Lan on director Richard Jones' work in Auditorium magazine

 BBC Radio 3's Nightwaves discuss Richard Jones' bold new production of Ibsen's classic Public Enemy

The Guardian choose Public Enemy as their big thing to see this week


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Daily Telegraph

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Time Out

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The Independent

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Daily Mail

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Financial Times

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The Arts Desk

Direction Richard Jones
Design Miriam Buether
Costumes Nicky Gillibrand
Light Mimi Jordan Sherin
Music and Sound David Sawer
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Jerwood Assistant Director Laura Farnworth


Niall Ashdown
Adam Best
Bryan Dick
Darrell D'Silva
Nick Fletcher
Joel Fry
Charlotte Randle
David Sibley
Beatrice Walker

Reece Donn
Domenico Frescofiore
Sasha Gray
Elliot Sumpter

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