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Enron: much ado about money

Financial crisis seems to bring out the best in British theatre. Just ask the director currently heading a revolution in intellectual showmanship

Enron Royal Court Theatre, 17th September-7th November, Tel: 020 7565 5000

Also on the theatre: Mary Fitzgerald’s web exclusive article on the Edinburgh festivals

This is turning out to be one of best years in London theatre for ages. Significant dramas about climate change, racism and political disaffection are hitting the stage with almost unseemly regularity. Suddenly, at a time of political anxiety and economic recession, the theatre has renewed its ancient function as a sounding board in society.

The most notable success of all is Enron, a thrilling new play about the collapse of America’s seventh largest corporation in…

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