“As the play focuses on a community’s protest at the potential closure of their lucrative spa, we thought it would be fun to use placards as a publicity stunt. “Ibsen raises questions – as relevant today – about media manipulation, corruption, pollution and morality, and we hope that some of our placards will make people think about the way our society functions as well as advertising the play.”Set in the late 19th century, An Enemy of the People follows the fortunes of a local doctor who discovers his town’s spa waters are dangerously contaminated and informs the local authorities and the press. Expecting to be hailed as a hero, the reality is starkly different and the doctor must fight alone for his reputation and the truth. The Lichfield Players’ production runs at the Garrick Theatre from February 3 to 6 and 10 to 13. Tickets – priced £9 (concessions £8 and £6) – are available from the box office on 01543 412121 or by visiting www.lichfieldgarrick.com. Cast members will be handing out flyers on Bore Street from 11am offering theatre-goers £2 off all tickets for the Wednesday and Thursday night shows. To be eligible for the discount, tickets must be booked on January 30 in conjunction with the flyer at the Garrick box office.
A Lichfield theatre company is taking to the streets to offer people cut-price tickets to a new show. Members of the Lichfield Players will be carrying placards and handing out flyers offering the saving in the city centre tomorrow morning (January 30) to promote their forthcoming play. Their production of a new version of Ibsen’s drama An Enemy of the People opens at the Garrick Theatre on February 3 for a two week run. Director Chris Stanley explained: