|Michael Frayn's Copenhagen at The Tabard|
Local theatre opens Autumn season with revival acclaimed and ambitious play
The Tabard Theatre opens its Autumn season of great works from emerging practitioners by throwing its energy behind the first major London revival of one of the most acclaimed and ambitious plays of the last fifty years - Copenhagen.
September 1941… Denmark is occupied by the Nazis… Scientists are on the threshold of creating an atomic bomb.... German physicist Werner Heisenberg visits his friend and mentor Niels Bohr and his wife in Copenhagen. The fate of the world lies in their hands.
The visit ended their friendship and has been the subject of controversy and debate ever since.
Michael Frayn’s modern masterpiece is a clever and compassionate exploration of a relationship that defined 20th Century physics. It asks vital and timeless questions about morality and loyalty in wartime, and examines the motivations of the one man who could have built a bomb for Hitler.
Copenhagen is presented by Threadgold productions in association with the Tabard, and marks the theatre’s first co-production since the completion of its year-long refurbishment and regeneration programme.
Emerging director Elly Green’s previous directing credits include Skylight by David Hare at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and The Beach by Peter Asmussen at Theatre 503.
Copenhagen features an experienced and exciting cast: Roger Ringrose (Stallerhoff, Southwark Playhouse, Spooks, BBC), Jane Guernier (Senora Carreas Rifles, Young Vic, The Last Present, Polka Theatre) and David Shelley (Cider with Rosie, New Vic & UK Tour, Hobson’s Choice, York Theatre Royal).
Michael Frayn has been one of Britain’s leading playwrights for the last three decades,
renowned for his intellect, wit and versatility. Other works include Noises Off and
October 29, 2007