Jeffrey Skilling has a vision. He wants to take Enron, an old-fashioned gas and oil company, and turn it into something revolutionary. Something that will go down in history forever and that means his name will never be forgotten. Unfortunately, he may be slightly too ambitious for his own good. As the economy tanks, people lose their jobs and the company collapses, only one question remains; why?
In ENRON, one of the most infamous scandals in financial history is transformed into a theatrical epic. Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, the play follows a group of flawed men and women in a narrative of greed and loss which reviews the tumultuous 1990s and casts new light on the financial turmoil in which the world currently finds itself.
‘the only difference between me and the people judging me is they weren’t smart enough to do what we did.’
Lucy Prebble’s first play, The Sugar Syndrome, was produced in 2003 and won both the George Devine Award and the Critic’s Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2004. She followed this up with ENRON (2009), The Effect (2012) and A Very Expensive Poison (2019). Her TV credits include Secret Diary of a Call Girl, I Hate Suzie and Succession.
The play contains strong languages, drug use and scenes of a sexual nature.
Poster photo by Benjamin Copping.