A gripping spy thriller
Stars of stage and screen join Rapture Theatre, as they return to Aberdeen, with their latest show! Produced in association with Macrobert Arts Centre, Democracy by Michael Frayn is, 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 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.
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 and 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).
Perfect timing for Michael Frayn’s seriously thrilling play" The Times
"A gripping night out" The Daily Mail