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An Enemy of the People

In a small impoverished Punjabi town, the arrival of a new public baths means prosperity for all - but they are polluted and Dr Ajit Kohli is determined to expose the risk and protect the community.

An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti & John Foley.

In a small impoverished Punjabi town, the arrival of a new public baths means prosperity for all - but the baths are polluted and Dr Ajit Kohli is determined to expose the risk and protect the community. So how does he move from being a friend of the people to an enemy of the people?

Ibsen's classic play is given a completely new interpretation, moving to contemporary India with an Indian cast, including Bollywood star Dalip Tahil playing Dr Ajit Kohli. Other cast members include Shaheen Khan, Balvinder Sopal, Madhav Sharma, Badi Uzzaman, Email Marwa, Munir Khairdin, Antony Zaki and Bhasker Patel.

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