"Enron"

"Enron"

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'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. At once a case study and an allegory, the play charts the notorious rise and fall of Enron and its founding partners Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, who became 'the most vilified figure from the financial scandal of the century.' Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, Enron 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. The play is Lucy Prebble's first work for the stage since her debut work The Sugar Syndrome, winner of the George Devine and Critic's Circle Awards for Most Promising New Playwright. Produced by Headlong, Enron premiered at Chichester's Minerva Theatre on 11 July 2009 and opened at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September, before transferring to London's West End Jan - May 2010 and to Broadway April 2010.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 8mm | 112g
  • METHUEN DRAMA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 140812467X
  • 9781408124673
  • 184,664

Review quote

'Lucy Prebble's powerful, pertinent new play Enron shines a startling light on the sudden collapse of the US energy and communications giant' Mark Shenton, Sunday Express, 27.9.09 'Lucy Prebble's hugely ambitious play, covering the rise and fall of the Texan energy company, Enron, is an exhilarating mix of political satire, modern morality and multimedia spectacle.' Michael Billington, Guardian, 23.7.09 'The political theatre of the 21st century has arrived, in some style' Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 23.7.09 'Caryl Churchill's Serious Money skewered the 1980s; Prebble's Enron knifes the Noughties' Robert Hewison, Sunday Times, 26.7.09 'the collapse of US energy giant Enron brilliantly reconfigured by Lucy Prebble as classical tragedy' 'Prebble's great skill lies in her ability to take us through complex concepts with ease, without bemusing or, worse, patronising us.' Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard, 23.7.09 'Lucy Prebble's dazzling play is a firecracker' 'hugely entertaining - and accessible' Charles Spencer, Telegraph, 23.06.09 'Purely electrifying drama.' Mslexia (April 2010)
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About Lucy Prebble

Lucy Prebble's debut play The Sugar Syndrome won her the Critics Circle and George Devine Awards for Most Promising New Playwright in 2003. Since then she has achieved success as a screenwriter for TV with Diary of a Callgirl. Enron is her second play for the stage.
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Rating details

293 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 26% (76)
4 43% (125)
3 24% (71)
2 6% (17)
1 1% (4)
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