Copenhagen

London Toast Theatre, the English Theatre of Copenhagen, presents a staged reading of Michael Frayn's award-winning play "Copenhagen" about the mysterious war-time meeting in 1941 between the two Nobel Prize winning scientists, the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and the German physicist, Werner Heisenberg .

They collaborated on crucial work leading to the creation of the atomic bomb used to end the war in 1945. The playwright re-imagines this extraordinary meeting and tests our feelings on the moral responsibilities of scientists .

Vivienne McKee has adapted and directed this edited version of the play - starring Tony Wedgwood as Bohr, David Bateson as Heisenberg and Vivienne McKee as Margrethe Bohr.

Copenhagen

 

Performed in the garden of Carlsberg Academy 22 - 25 June 2014 in connection ESOF – Euroscience Open Forum - The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.

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An interactive version of Michael Frayn's award-winning play "COPENHAGEN", about the mysterious war-time meeting in 1941 between the two Nobel Prize winning scientists - the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and the German , Weiner Heisenberg.

They had collaborated on crucial work leading to the creation of the atomic bomb, used to end the war in 1945. The playwright re-imagines this extraordinary meeting and tests our feelings on the moral responsibilities of scientists.

During the performance the actors ask the audience to actively participate in deciding on the real motives behind Heisenberg's insistence on this meeting in occupied Denmark . This is first class entertainment for students and teachers of science.

Starring Tony Wedgewood as Bohr, David Bateson as Heisenberg and Vivienne McKee as Margrethe Bohr.

Length : 45 minutes plus a Q&A with the actors after the performance.

Teaching material is also available .

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