Michael Frayn’s multi-award winning play Copenhagen is set to open at Theatre Royal Bath this summer before embarking on a UK tour.
The production is to star Philip Arditti, Haydn Gwynne, and Malcolm Sinclair and will tour to Southampton, Malvern, Cambridge, and Kingston-Upon-Thames.
The production will be directed by Emma Howlett, with original direction by Polly Findlay who was mid-rehearsal and due to open the production as part of Theatre Royal Bath’s 2020 Autumn Welcome Back Season.
In 1941, Nazi-occupied Copenhagen, a clandestine encounter takes place between two Nobel Prize-winning physicists, Dane Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, a German.
The men were old friends and long-term colleagues, but now found themselves on opposite sides of the divide. Under the watchful eye of Bohr’s wife, Margrethe, the playwright speculates on the debates which might have taken place; an exchange of transformative ideas which had huge implications for both the Nazis and the Allies, and for our world today.
Copenhagen is an absorbing historical detective story, conjured from a smattering of scientific facts, is a daring, fascinating and stimulating drama.
Cast includes Philip Arditti (As You Like It, Salome), Haydn Gwynne (Drop The Dead Donkey, Billy Elliot The Musical) and Malcolm Sinclair (Pressure, Privates on Parade).
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