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Jeffrey Skilling, the ex-Enron chief executive who was sent to prison in 2006 after being convicted for his role in the energy giant’s collapse, could be freed by the end of the decade after a US judge cut his sentence from 24 to 14 years.

Enron, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

After what's happened in the past few years, no-one should be surprised if our theatre comes up with a compelling tragedy of modern capitalism: the collapse of Enron, America's seventh largest corporation, going from $70bn (£42.5bn) of building plants and gas and electricity supplies to bankruptcy in just 24 days, is the signature story of the age.

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First Night: Enron, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

A compelling tragedy of modern capitalism

Cad files: Sam West turns supervillain in a new play about the collapse of energy titan Enron

Born into theatrical royalty, Sam West made his name playing 'linen' parts in Merchant Ivory productions. So how did he come to be taking on one of this century's biggest corporate villains?

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Credit crisis diary: How long before Enron the musical?

Coming soon to the West End: Enron the play. The collapse of the energy business – and the subsequent criminal cases – should make compelling drama and there's certainly a stellar cast. Samuel West will take the part of Jeffrey Skilling, Enron's CEO, with Tom Goodman-Hill as CFO Andrew Fastow and Tim Pigott-Smith as chairman Ken Lay.

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr Hunter S Thompson (15)

There are several times in this docuportrait of raving reporter and counter-culture spearhead Hunter S Thompson when friends observe that he was trapped by his own legend: American celebrity moved in, as it so often does, and the writing dried up.

Lehman's bankruptcy '10 times more complicated than Enron'

Accountants tell creditors it will take years to unravel

NatWest Three given three-year jail sentences for Enron fraud

The NatWest Three, the British bankers whose fight against extradition to the United States became a cause célèbre, have been sentenced to three years in prison for their bit-part in the fraud that sank the US energy giant Enron.

'Natwest three' jailed for fraud

The NatWest Three bankers were each sentenced to 37 months in jail today after pleading guilty to an Enron-related fraud in a deal with US prosecutors.

Enron investors set for final payout

In what looks likely to be the final chapter in a six-year legal saga, investors in the collapsed energy company Enron are learning this week that they will receive an average $6.79 per share in compensation.

Danny Rimer: In a nation of shopkeepers, great start-ups don't fly off the shelf

It's hard to get European investors to part with their cash, but the man who backed Skype is one of the few

Market Report: Miners book a place in revamped FTSE 100

Moving in or out of the major indices can have a significant impact on the short-term performance of a stock due to tracker funds buying and selling stock.

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