Loading Events

Coming Soon

Event Calendar

« May 2021 » loading...
M T W T F S S
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Mon 17

RE-OPENING SUMMER 2021

May 1st - June 3rd

Event Search

« All Events

Copenhagen

July 5th - July 10th

Copenhagen

 

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents
PHILIP ARDITTI, HAYDN GWYNNE, MALCOLM SINCLAIR in
Copenhagen
by Michael Frayn
Directed by Polly Findlay


Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning masterwork is a dazzling exploration of two brilliant minds and their motives.

In Nazi occupied Copenhagen in 1941, a clandestine encounter took 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.

Malcolm Sinclair was Olivier Award nominated for his roles as Eisenhower in Pressure and Major Flack in Privates on Parade. Other credits in a career spanning more than thirty years include regular appearances for the RSC and National Theatre, film roles in Casino Royale and V for Vendetta and Judge John Deed, Silk and Parade’s End on television.

Haydn Gwynne was BAFTA nominated for her role as newsreader Alex in Channel 4’s Drop The Dead Donkey and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical.

Philip Arditti has recently worked with the Globe Ensemble, a ten-strong company of performers producing all of Shakespeare’s History plays at London’s Globe Theatre. Recent National Theatre credits include As You Like It and Salome.

“The word ‘tremendous’ is often used, but seldom deserved. In this case, it is” Sunday Times

“A remarkable play” Guardian

“Frayn makes ideas zing and sing” Daily Telegraph


Performances taking place before June 21st will be sold at half capacity in line with Government guidelines. Thereafter, performances may initially be sold at half capacity in case restrictions remain, although capacities may increase if not. Prevailing Government guidance on face coverings and distancing will be observed and enhanced cleaning routines will remain in place.

Please read our Covid-19 Safety Guidelines prior to booking.

Details

Start:
July 5th
End:
July 10th
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Festival Theatre
Grange Road
Malvern, WR14 3HB

Other

Price:
First night and matinees £22.40, £26.88, £31.36
Tuesday - Saturday evenings £26.88, £31.36, £35.84
Members’ discounts apply
£2 Concessions Over 60s/Unwaged
Under 26s £8.96
(Price includes 12% booking fee)
Show Times:
Monday 5th - Saturday 10th July
Evenings 7:30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinees 2:30pm

Write a Review