Namhaid Don Phobal

Failte go Moonfish Theatre agus an drama, Namhaid Don Phobal.

Galway: 4th - 8th March
Dublin: 11th - 12th March




A coastal town... an infected water supply... a local election looming....

In March 2009, Moonfish Theatre will team with An Taibhdhearc, the National Theatre for the Irish Language, to present a co-production of Henrik Ibsen's powerful and resonant play Namhaid don Phobal (An Enemy of the People).


In a small coastal town the local doctor uncovers a secret that jeopardises the town's economy.  It could also threaten his own brother's plans for re-election as Mayor.  When the doctor insists that he must broadcast his findings, he faces a terrible choice....

Truth versus profit, ideals versus practice, and brother versus brother in this modern, explosive interpretation of a classic European play.



Namhaid don Phobal
, the Irish-language version of ʻAn Enemy of the People' by Henry Ibsen (translated by Gearoid O Lochlainn) was last performed in An Taidhbhearc, the Irish-language National Theatre, in Galway in 1948.  Despite the fact that the play has not been performed in Ireland since then, the translation, and the play itself, has a strong resonance in today's Ireland.

Namhaid Don Phobal tells the story of two brothers whose sibling rivalry takes on a serious aspect when one brother discovers that the town's water supply is polluted, a revelation that could damage the livelihood of the town.  A timely and powerful examination of the consequences of an individual's decision to follow his own principles in the face of society's opposition, Ibsen expertly puts this conflict in the context of the personal power-play between the brothers.

Moonfish Theatre will team with An Taibhdhearc to co-produce this exciting revisitation of a classic of European theatre.  The production will run at the Black Box Theatre, Galway, from the 4th - 8th March, 2009, and will then tour to the Axis Theatre, Dublin for the 11th and 12th March.







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