19:00, Tue 14th – Sat 18th October 2014 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 1
In October 1941, in the oppressive terror of occupied Denmark, two men reunite after years apart. One is the founder of modern physics, an intellectual giant whose achievements are unsurpassed. The other was once his disciple, a charismatic young scientist whose partnership with his mentor led to an overhaul in our understanding of the universe. One is Danish, the other German. One is building a bomb.
Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning masterpiece, described by the Sunday Times as “an intellectual thriller, a psychological investigation and a moral tribunal in full session”, comes to the Corpus Playroom for the first time. Revisiting the legendary meeting between Neils Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in which the world hung delicately in the balance, it questions whether man is at the centre of the universe, and if so, what hope there is for creation.