Production shots have been released for Michael Frayn’s multi-award winning Copenhagen, which opens at Theatre Royal Bath before embarking on a UK tour that will visit Southampton, Malvern, Cambridge and Kingston-Upon-Thames.
Directed by Polly Findlay and Emma Howlett, the show stars Philip Arditti,Haydn Gwynne and Malcolm Sinclair
Frayn’s play takes place in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen, 1941, where a clandestine encounter is known to have taken 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, Frayn 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
This totally absorbing historical detective story, conjured from a smattering of scientific facts, is a daring, fascinating and stimulating drama that enjoyed a hugely acclaimed run at the National Theatre before transferring to the West End and Broadway and winning the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play.