An Enemy of the People

Schaubühne Berlin (Germany)

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  • 11 & 12 May
    Fri & Sat, 8pm
  • Esplanade Theatre

  • (2h 30m, no intermission)

    $35*, $60*, $80

    *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors
    Limited student tickets at $10

    Performed in German with English surtitles

    Rating: General
    Note: Audiences seated in the first three rows may get splashed with water soluble paints. A protective sheet will be provided.

    Tote Board Arts Grant
    All Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost. Special Education Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 70% of the programme cost. 



An Enemy of the People

Schaubühne Berlin (Germany)

Celebrated German director Thomas Ostermeier takes on Ibsen’s 19th century play in a radical stage production.

With his signature aesthetic and gritty realism, to a Southeast Asia stage for the first time, the internationally renowned theatre director Thomas Ostermeier’s takes on Henrik Ibsen’s play about a man’s crusade to tell the truth at all costs. In between a rock band rehearsal, hipster costumes, riffs from David Bowie, and an electrifying climax where the audience is called upon to participate in a rowdy debate, the remarkable production boldly tackles very contemporary dilemmas that seem to have added resonance six years on.

An Enemy of the People follows the journey of Dr Stockmann who discovers that the drinking water in his spa town is contaminated by industrial waste, and the persecution he faces when his exposé becomes inconvenient to the tourism the town depends on.

This stunning production has played to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike in Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Melbourne and Seoul, just to name a few cities. There is no reason why audiences in Singapore will be an exception.

(Photos by Arno Declair)

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