Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

Starts
9 June 2021
Ends
26 June 2021

Michael Frayn’s multi-award-winning Copenhagen stars popular stage and screen actor Haydn Gwynne (Drop The Dead Donkey, Billy Elliot The Musical, Peak Practice). She is joined by Michael Gould, whose extensive stage career has spanned thirty years working with the RSC, National Theatre, The Globe Theatre and the Young Vic, amongst many others, and Philip Arditti (Globe Theatre, National Theatre).

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.