Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning masterpiece Copenhagen is based on the fascinating true story of two Nobel Prize winning physicists, and a meeting between them in 1941 Nazi occupied Copenhagen.
Dane Neils Bohr and Werner Heisenberg were old friends and colleagues, but found themselves on opposite sides of the divide. Under the watchful eye of Bohr’s wife, the two men debate and exchange their transformative ideas, which had huge implications for both the Nazis and the Allies, and for our world today.
Werner Heisenberg was a German physicist and following the Second World War in 1945, was held at Farm Hall in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire along with nine other German scientists. Farm Hall was set up as a safe house by MI6, and the scientists’ conversations were recorded and have since been released as transcripts. Philip Arditti (Sanctuary, House of Saddam) stars as Werner Heisenberg and Malcolm Sinclair (Pie in the Sky, Pressure) plays Dane Niels Bohr. Also starring is Haydn Gwynne (Drop the Dead Donkey, Billy Elliot the Musical). Copenhagen premiered at the National Theatre in 1998, running for over 300 performances. It opened on Broadway in 2000 and subsequently was adapted into a film in 2002, starring Daniel Craig and produced by BBC.
COPENHAGEN will be at the Cambridge Arts Theatre from Monday 12th–Saturday 17th July. For more information or tickets visit www.cambridgeartstheatre.com or call the Box Office: 01223 503 333. Note: Age guidance 12+.