18 to 25 September 2004
in the Studio Theatre
by Michael Frayn
directed by Carl Boardman
Take two physicists -- the Nazi collaborator, Werner Heisenberg and his mentor, the half-Jewish, Niels Bohr -- and bring them together in Copenhagen in 1941. Their theories would ultimately lead to the development of the atomic bomb. This compelling set of dynamics brilliantly combines theatre with science and philosophy in its examination of uncertainty and the paradox of existence as sentient beings. The presence of Margrethe Bohr only serves to enhance the tensions between both men as she links the personal and political in a place where no one has anything to lose.
Following a highly successful run at The National, this play opens the NVT season with an extraordinarily forceful piece of theatre.