An Enemy of the People – Ibsen play adapted by Michael Johnston

An Enemy of the People is Michael Johnston’s version of this Henryk Ibsen play. It is set in an English spa town, not totally dissimilar to Harrogate, in 1929, where the central character, Dr Henry Gibson, has discovered that the water that thousands come to the town to drink for their health may contain noxious bacteria. He has to take on his brother, the Mayor, and is first supported, then deserted by local traders and the press.

 

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