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Enron play will move to West End

Samuel West as Jeffrey Skilling
Enron opens at the Royal Court on Tuesday

Lucy Prebble's play Enron, about one of the biggest financial scandals in history, is to transfer to the West End in the new year.

The production, which has sold-out its entire six-week run at London's Royal Court, will transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre on 16 January 2010.

Rupert Goold's production uses music, dance and video to explore the global financial crisis.

Samuel West plays Jeffrey Skilling, Enron's disgraced former president.

The cast also includes Tim Pigott-Smith, who plays Enron's original founder Ken Lay.

The play - based on real events surrounding the collapse of the US energy giant in 2001- received its world premiere at the Chichester Festival Theatre in July.

Enron is the second Headlong Theatre commission to move to the West End in a year, following Six Characters in Search of an Author.

Goold, artistic director of Headlong, has also announced he will direct Gulliver, a re-imagining of the Jonathan Swift novel.

He is currently directing Turandot for the English National Opera.



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