DEMOCRACY by Michael Frayn

3rd Sept - 10th Oct 2016

 

 

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New Season Announced

Democracy 

 Rapture Theatre in association with MacRobert Arts Centre are delighted to present their upcoming autumn production, Democracy by Michael Frayn. 

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West Germany, 1969. Charismatic Willy Brandt has been elected Chancellor. When Brandt ‘dares more democracy’, his own party conspires, plots and tries to destroy him. As his enemies tighten the noose around his neck, 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, is anyone to be trusted? 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 and The Night Manager) with the dynamism of The West Wing and House of Cards.

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

Following an acclaimed West End run, Michael Frayn’s award-winning play premieres in Scotland in an exciting new production from Scotland’s leading touring theatre company: Rapture Theatre.

Star casting to be announced!

‘A GRIPPING NIGHT OUT’

THE DAILY MAIL

 

‘PERFECT TIMING FOR MICHAEL FRAYN’S SERIOUSLY THRILLING PLAY’

THE TIMES

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Willy Brandt, West German Chancellor 1969 -74                                      

Scottish Tour Dates
3 September                                    MacRobert Arts Centre
6 - 10 September                            Theatre Royal Glasgow
12 September                                  Eden Court  
13 - 14 September                          Perth Theatre          
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                 
23 September                                  East Kilbride Village Theatre          
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