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Closed August 14, 2010

It's an incredible achievement to come up with a play with not a dull moment in it. But when that play is a three-hour black comedy about the ins and outs of corporate finance, its time for a street party.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times

Why See Enron?

The only difference between me and the people judging me is they weren't smart enough to do what we did.

One of the most infamous scandals in financial history becomes a theatrical epic. Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, it follows a group of flawed men and women in a narrative of greed and loss which reviews the tumultuous 1990s and casts a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world finds itself in 2009.

Based on real life and using music, movement and video, ENRON will be directed by Headlong Theatre's Artistic Director Rupert Goold in his Royal Court directorial debut. His recent credits include the award-winning Macbeth and Six Characters in Search of an Author and King Lear, No Man's Land and Oliver!

Lucy Prebble won the George Devine Award and the Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright for her debut play The Sugar Syndrome at the Royal Court in 2004.

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Previews from: 16 January 2010

Opening night: 26 January 2010


Enron is suitable for audiences aged 14 and upwards.

Run time

1 hours and forty minutes with one 15 minute intermission.

Cast and Creative


Corey Johnson as Jeffrey Skilling
Paul Chahidi as Andy Fastow
Sara Stewart as Claudia Roe
Clive Francis as Ken Lay
Shane Attwooll
Leila Benn Harris
Matt Blair
Ellie Bruce
Saskia Butler
Simon Coombs
Stephanie Coulter
Cleo Demetriou
Matt Dempsey
Susannah Fellows
Derek Hagen
Ed Hughes
Jason Langley
Antonio Magro
Zoe Smith
Richard Taylor Woods
Ewan Wardrop


Directed by Rupert Goold
Design by Anthony Ward
Lighting Design by Mark Henderson
Sound Design by Music Adam Cork
Video by Jon Driscoll
Movement by Scott Ambler


Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Best Director for Rupert Goold
Nominated for Best Play
Nominated for Best Actor for Samuel West

Best Director : Rupert Goold
Best Actor : Samuel West (Nomination)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role : Tim Piggott-Smith (Nomination)
Best New Play (Nomination)
Best Lighting : Mark Henderson (Nomination)

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Carl Rice: “Theatrical event of the year? The decade! ”

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I heard that this was a great play and it certainly was. Basically, it... more

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