DEMOCRACY by Michael Frayn

3rd Sept - 10th Oct 2016



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 Rapture Theatre in association with Macrobert Arts Centre are delighted to present Democracy by Michael Frayn, a gripping spy thriller based on a true story, from the writer of the West End smash Noises Off.

West Germany, 1969. Charismatic Willy Brandt has been elected Chancellor. However, his own political party are starting to plot against him. As his enemies tighten the noose around his neck, and the threat of an East German spy in his own office is discovered, Brandt believes the only man he can truly trust is Gunter Guillaume, his devoted personal assistant. But in the world of political intrigue, espionage and betrayal, who can you trust?

Shakespearean in scale but with all the twists and spins of modern politics, Democracy combines the fascination of a John Le Carre thriller (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Night Manager) with the dynamism of The West Wing or House of Cards.

Witty, thought-provoking and highly entertaining, Democracy is a compelling and unmissable night at the theatre.

Fresh from an acclaimed West End run in Gypsy, movie actor Tom Hodgkins (Red 2 and Hanna) leads the cast as Willy Brandt, with Brookside and RSC actor Neil Caple as Gunter. Completing the 10 strong cast is Colin McCredie (Taggart), Sean Scanlan (River City), Michael Moreland (Under the Skin, 16 Years of Alcohol), Jack Lord (Crime & Punishment), Alan Steele (Bard in the Botanics), Jim Kitson (Globe Theatre), Steven Scott Fitzgerald (Shang–a–Lang) and Stewart Porter (River City, Shetland and The Sash).

Scottish Tour Dates
3 September                                    Macrobert Arts Centre
6 - 10 September                            Theatre Royal Glasgow
12 September                                  Eden Court  
13 - 14 September                          Perth Concert Hall         
15 September                                  Howden Park Centre         
16 September                                  Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock
17 September                                  The Byre Theatre
19 September                                  Eastwood Park Theatre
21 September                                  Adam Smith, Kirkcaldy
22 September                                  Ayr Gaiety                 
27 September                                  Hamilton Town House
28 September   Lanark Memorial Hall
29 September - 1 October             Kings Theatre, Edinburgh            
4 October Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
6 October                  Ryan Centre, Stranraer                 
7 October                                          Theatre Royal, Dumfries
8 October                                          Eastgate Centre, Peebles
11 - 12 October                                HMT Aberdeen 
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