The Old Vic brings the critically acclaimed Sheffield Theatres
' production of Michael Frayn
's cold-war drama Democracy to London. Associate Director of Sheffield Theatres Paul Miller
directs. Press night was held last night and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below!
First seen at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield as part of the Michael Frayn season, Democracy marks the first London transfer under Daniel Evans' tenure as Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director in this the Crucible's 40th anniversary year.
Frayn's witty and intriguing play is about the geopolitical ambitions of an inspirational politician and the forces in play around him, exploring the Machiavellian nature of coalition government. West German Chancellor Willy Brandt - one of the most charismatic leaders in post-war politics - makes history as he starts to reunite Europe; but he discovers things aren't as straightforward as they seem when a spy is uncovered in his office and his plans are thrown into chaos.
Democracy received its premiere at The National Theatre in 2003 winning the Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Best Play awards.
An ensemble of actors bring to life the political world of Democracy - Andrew Bridgmont, David Cann, Patrick Drury, Richard Hope, William Hoyland, Ed Hughes, David Mallinson, Aidan McArdle, James Quinn and Rupert Vansittart.
The show runs Fri 15 June – Sat 14 July 2012 (Previews: 15 – 19 June; Opening: Wed 20 June at 7pm) with performances Mon–Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. (There are no matinee performances on Sat 16 June or Wed 20 June. There is a matinee performance on Thu 21 June.) Tickets are £10, £15, £20, £25, £35, £45 (concessions available) from 0844 871 7628 and www.oldvictheatre.com.
Photo Credits: Tristram Kenton and Manuel Harlan
Richard Hope and Company
Richard Hope and Patrick Drury