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Venue Information
Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre
85-88 St Martin's Lane
London
London
WC2N 4AU

Seating Plan

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Directions
(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 16th January 2010
Booking Until: Saturday, 14th August 2010
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Show Status: production_closed
Review Summary
Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 review(s)

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    Monday, 26th Apr 2010 by Boxoffice Review

Now playing the the West End after Sold out runs at the Chichester Festival Theatre and The Royal Court, Enron tells the story of the collapse of the American energy giant and is the ultimate example of the American Dream gone sour turning one of the most infamous scandals in recent history into a theatrical smash hit.  This new play from Award winning writer Lucy Prebble (George Devine award for Sugar Syndrome at the Royal Court) and Multi award winning director Rupert Goold (Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Wasteland, Oliver and winner of the Olivier award for best director for Enron).
  
This is a superb piece.  Packed with inventive choreography, song and video projection on Anthony Ward's fantastic set, we are taken on a journey with Jefferey Skelling to the heady heights of high share prices and the destructive lows of a fantasy bubble bursting with the employees who are involved in the day to day running of the business bearing the brunt of the devastating fall out while the executives try to get away with hundreds of millions of dollars.  This is a story of greed, corruption and the monsters the free market can create.   
 
Samuel West is fantastic as Skelling.  He manages to portray a man who is both victim and aggressor.  Skelling is seen to be the man who took Enron from being a Gas company to a "Powerhouse of ideas."  The need to dispose of bad investments leads to the construction of a complex business house of cards (aided by the brilliant Tom Goodman-Hill as his innovative chief of finance) turning Enron into one of the biggest companies in America.  Brilliant performances by Tim Piggot Smith as ambitious company owner Ken Lay and Amanda Drew as Claudia Roe (the Cassandra of the piece who believes in product producing profit) as well as a tight and precise ensemble, Enron is a must see.  Political theatre at its best and most inventive.  

Enron - Written by Lucy Prebble, Directed By Rupert Goold
Noel Coward Theatre, 45 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4HX
Monday - Saturday @ 7.30 pm  Matinees Wednesday and Saturdays @ 2.30pm
Running time - 2 Hours 50 Mins

 

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