threadgold productions and The
Tabard Theatre present the first major London revival of...
by Michael Frayn
“That Michael Frayn’s achievement in his 1998 three-hander
was nothing short of astonishing is roundly reiterated in
Elly Green’s revival.”
“Gracefully plays with pace and atmosphere”
“You couldn’t hope for a more moving, intelligently judged
outing for Frayn’s searing inquiry into the moment when
Western science understood that it had lost its innocence.”
TimeOut - FIVE
STARS - CRITICS' CHOICE
Entertaining... As fine an evening in the theatre as one
could wish" Chiswick Times
"Gripping intrigue... a very engaging revival of a fantastic
text" The Stage
6th Nov - 1st December
Tues - Sat 7.30pm
**Winner of 1998 Evening
Standard Best Play
**Winner of 2000 Tony Award
for Best Play
“And from those two heads
the future will emerge. Which cities will be destroyed, and
which survive. Who will die and who will live.”
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. Personal and
political tensions run high. The visit ended their
friendship and has been the subject of scientific and
historical debate ever since.
Why did he go?
What happened that night?
For a moment in time - was the fate of the world on one
Michael Frayn’s modern masterpiece is a clever and
compassionate exploration of a relationship that defined
20th Century physics. It takes a surgeon’s scalpel to
questions of motivation and morality in a world on the cusp
of colossal change, and draws us into the heat and heart of
"A profound and haunting meditation on the mysteries of
human motivation" - Independent
"Frayn makes ideas zing and sing in this play" –
Cast: Jane Guernier, Roger
Ringrose, David Shelley.
Directed by Elly Green.
Designed by Belle Mundi.
Lighting design by Tom Nickson
Sound Design by Thomas
“Elly Green’s direction is
alive to every shift and nuance in the text" - The Times
on The Beach, Theatre 503.