Enron to Play West End and Broadway After Royal Court Run; Goold Directs

News   Enron to Play West End and Broadway After Royal Court Run; Goold Directs
Lucy Prebble's Enron is headed to the West End and Broadway.

Olivier Award-winning director Rupert Goold.
Olivier Award-winning director Rupert Goold.

The production premiered to rave reviews at Chichester's Minerva Theatre in July and will transfer to London's Royal Court Theatre beginning Sept. 17 (prior to an official opening Sept. 22) for a run through Oct. 31.

Executives for Headlong Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre said in a statement that Enron has "now sold out its run at the Royal Court" and "additionally we can now announce that the production will transfer to the West End this winter and to Broadway in April 2010."

The letter is jointly signed by Headlong's executive producer Henny Finch, and the executive directors of the Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatres, Kate Horton and Alan Finch, respectively.

The play utilizes music, movement and video to explore one of the most infamous scandals in financial history, reviewing the tumultuous 1990s and casting a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world finds itself in 2009. It is directed by Rupert Goold, whose previous productions include Chichester's Minerva Theatre of Macbeth (that subsequently transferred to the West End and Broadway) and Six Characters in Search of an Author (that transferred to the West End, and is about to embark on an autumn U.K. tour, beginning performances at Bristol Old Vic Sept. 26).

Prebble won the George Devine Award and the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright for her debut play The Sugar Syndrome, premiered at the Royal Court in 2004. Samuel West stars as Jeffrey Skilling. He has previously appeared at Chichester in Doctor Faustus, Cain and The Master and Margarita, and directed The Lady's Not for Burning there. Other recent acting credits include appearing at the Donmar Warehouse in revivals of T.S. Eliot's The Family Reunion and Harold Pinter's Betrayal; other recent directorial credits include Dealer's Choice (Menier Chocolate Factory then Trafalgar Studios).

Also in the cast are Gillian Budd, Peter Caulfield, Howard Charles, Andrew Corbett, Amanda Drew, Susannah Fellows, Stephen Fewell, Tom Godwin, Tom Goodman-Hill, Orion Lee, Eleanor Matsuura, Tim Pigott-Smith, Ashley Rolfe and Trevor White.

The production is designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Mark Henderson, composer and sound design by Adam Cork, video and projection design by Jon Driscoll, and movement direction by Scott Ambler.

Further details about the transfers will be announced at a later time.

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