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NMS Presents 'Copenhagen'

King's Shakespeare Company

Daily Event: 19:00 to 21:30 (GMT)

NMS Presents 'Copenhagen'

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‘I’m your enemy; I’m also your friend. I’m a danger to mankind; I’m also your guest. I’m a particle; I’m also a wave.’

In the first production from KCL’s School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, memory, guilt and nuclear physics are thrown together in an explosive play about the uncertain nature of the universe – and of our own minds. ...

1924. Two physicists, Niels Bohr and his soon-to-be protégé Wernher Heisenberg, come together at a conference. They go on to lay the groundwork for a second Enlightenment, the foundation of modern physics.

1941. With Copenhagen under German occupation, Heisenberg - now chief scientist on the Nazi atomic research programme - visits his old friend Bohr, and Bohr’s wife Margrethe. What was said remains unknown, but the conversation ended the closest friendship in physics and nobody, not even those who were present, has ever been able to answer the question: why did Heisenberg come to Copenhagen?

In an afterlife where the three characters can move freely through their pasts, Michael Frayn's play delves into that question, and in doing so explores collaboration and complicity, self-knowledge and self-deception, and how we distort our own motives and memories.

CAST
Margrethe - Ria Abbott
Bohr - Freddie Fullerton
Heisenberg - Tom Marsh

Director: Alister MacQuarrie
Producers: Aja Garrod & William Nash

KCL Anatomy Museum:
14th, 15th, 16th March
19:30


General Admission: £8
Concessions: £5


Made possible with support from the King's Experience Fund, the KCL School of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, and the Alumni and Supporters Office.


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Anatomy Museum
Strand
King's Building
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

Daily Event: 19:00 to 21:30 (GMT)


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King's Shakespeare Company

The King's Shakespeare Company (KSC) is the capital's only student lead society dedicated to learning about and working with the plays and sonnets of the great William Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Company Overview
King's Shakespeare Company (KSC) caters to all your bard-ly needs, whether theatrical or academic. There are many opportunities throughout the year to become involved with Shakespeare and his contemporaries; acting in our major productions, working behind the scenes, directing our '24 hour' plays, attending theatre trips, working through our series of workshops or simply meeting with fellow Shakespeare fans at our regular social events. Our workshops provide a forum for members to experiment with plays and look at them from new angles, with visits from leading Shakespeare academics and forums in which to share your own ideas. 
 
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