Promotional Video for Rapture Theatre's production of Democracy
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), David Tarkenter (All My Sons), 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).
‘A GRIPPING NIGHT OUT’
THE DAILY MAIL
‘PERFECT TIMING FOR MICHAEL FRAYN’S SERIOUSLY THRILLING PLAY’
|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|
|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|