Copenhagen Tour 2021 – Tour schedule and tickets
Michael Frayn’s award-winning play Copenhagen is due to open at the Theater Royal Bath ahead of a UK tour. Tickets for the Copenhagen tour are on sale now.
Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen with Philip Arditti, Haydn Gwynne and Malcolm Sinclair will open at the Theater Royal Bath for three weeks from June 9 before touring Southampton, Malvern, Cambridge and Kingston-Upon-Thames.
Frayn’s award-winning play will be directed by Emma Howlett, under the original direction of Polly Findlay, who was in the midst of rehearsals and set to open production as part of the Theatre’s fall 2020 welcome season. Royal Bath before being forced to postpone in the middle of the second national. confinement.
In Nazi-occupied Copenhagen in 1941, a clandestine meeting took place between two Nobel Prize-winning physicists, Dane Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, a German. The men were old friends and longtime 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 that might have taken place; a transformative exchange of ideas that had huge implications for the Nazis and the Allies, and for our world today.
This utterly gripping historical detective story, conjured up from a handful of scientific facts, is a daring, fascinating and thought-provoking drama that enjoyed a hugely acclaimed run at the National Theater before being transferred to the West End and Broadway and to win the Tony Award for Best Play in 2000..
The Copenhagen tour features sets and costumes by Alex Eales, lighting by James Farncombe, sound designs by Jon Nicholls and casting direction by Ginny Schiller.
Michael Frayn is a journalist and writer, whose diverse line of plays includes Noises extinguished, years of the donkey and Benefactors.
Philip Arditti recently worked with the Globe Ensemble, a strong company of ten performers producing all of Shakespeare’s plays at the Globe Theater in London. He played Oliver in As you like it, and the high priest Caiaphas in Salome, both for the National Theater. Recent screen credits include Dr. Silva in the psychological thriller series Sanctuary; Dan Brown Thriller Hell, directed by Ron Howard and the BBC series Honorable women. He first rose to prominence for his portrayal of Uday Hussein in the BBC / HBO series Saddam’s house.
Haydn Gwynne is one of our most popular stage and film actors. She rose to fame as newsreader Alex in Channel 4’s Let go of the dead donkey, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA for Light Entertainment Performance, and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical. Other notable roles on stage include Margaret Thatcher in Peter Morgan’s The audienceopposite Helen Mirren and Queen Elizabeth in Sam Mendes’ Richard III at the Old Vic. His many screen credits include Dr Graham’s regular role in Cutting-edge practice, and appearances in Midsomer murders, silent witness, Rome and Death in paradise.
Malcolm Sinclair is a nominee for the Olivier Award for his roles as Eisenhower in Pressure, and Major Flack in Privates on Parade. Other credits from a career spanning over thirty years include regular appearances for RSC and the National Theater, film roles in Casino Royale and V for Vendetta, and on television in Judge John Deed, Silk and The end of the parade.
COPENHAGEN TOUR 2021
Wednesday June 9 – Saturday June 26, 2021
Theater Royal Bath
Monday June 28 – Saturday July 3, 2021
Studio MAST Mayflower, Southampton
Monday July 5 – Saturday July 10, 2021
Monday July 12 – Saturday July 17, 2021
Cambridge Arts Theater
Tuesday July 20 – Saturday July 24, 2021
Rose Theater Kingston