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Enron extends London engagement

Reporter: Matthew Amer, first published Thu 18 Feb 2010 14:27

Enron, Lucy Prebble’s widely acclaimed tale of one of the financial world’s most infamous scandals, is extending its London run into the summer.

The show, which has received six nominations for the upcoming Laurence Olivier Awards, was due to close on 8 May but will now run until 14 August, though a new cast will take over for the extended 14-week period.

Currently starring Laurence Olivier Award nominees Samuel West and Tim Piggott-Smith alongside Amanda Drew and Tom Goodman-Hill, Enron uses music, dance, video and drama to explore how the energy company of the title strung together a web of lies and questionable financial practices before finally imploding.

Originally staged at Chichester Festival Theatre last year, before transferring to the Royal Court and finally the Noël Coward theatre, the Headlong theatre co-production has received glowing reviews and plaudits throughout its theatrical life, while its director Rupert Goold has won both the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Director.

Following its success in 2009, this year promises to be even more eventful for the show. In addition to its West End run, Enron will embark on both a 10-week UK tour and a Broadway run.

MA

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