18 to 25 September 2004

in the Studio Theatre

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

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.

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