COPENHAGEN opens at the Theatre Royal Bath
Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning COPENHAGEN has opened at the Theatre Royal Bath, starring United Agent's Philip Arditti (Globe Theatre, National Theatre) alongside Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop The Dead Donkey, Billy Elliot The Musical, Peak Practice) and Olivier Award nominee Malcolm Sinclair.
In Nazi-occupied Copenhagen, in 1941, 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.
“Frayn’s tremendous play is a piece of history, a psychological investigation and an intellectual thriller” Sunday Times
“A remarkable play” Guardian
“Frayn makes ideas zing and sing” Daily Telegraph
Photo Credit: Nobby Clark