'With a winning mix of classical drama and sharp satire, Prebble tells the story of Jeffrey Skilling, the former president and man behind the collapse of the Texan energy comapny in 2006. Her energetic, quick-witted dialogue makes this a jump-off-the-page read.'
--Whatsonstage.com (September 2009)
The political theatre of the 21st century has arrived, in some style. --Dominic Maxwell, The Times (23.7.09)
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)
'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 âthe 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.