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Democracy previewed 15 June 2012, opened 20 June 2012, closed 14 July 2012 at the Old Vic Theatre in London
A major revival of Michael Frayn's 'spy thriller' Democracy in London following a critically acclaimed run at the Sheffield Theatre.
Three political parties, in and out of bed with each other like drunken intellectuals, fifteen warring cabinet ministers, and sixty million separate egos. All making deals with each other and breaking them. All looking round at every moment to see the expression on everyone else's face. All trying to guess which way everyone else will jump. All out for themselves and all totally dependent on everyone else. Not one Germany. Sixty million separate Germanies. The tower of Babel!
West Germany, 1969. Willy Brandt begins his brief but remarkable career as the first left-of-centre Chancellor for nearly forty years. Always present but rarely noticed is GŁnter Guillaume, Brandt's devoted personal assistant - and no less devoted in his other role, spying on Brandt for the Stasi.
The cast for this production of Democracy in London includes Andrew Bridgmont, David Cann, Patrick Drury, Richard Hope, William Hoyland, Ed Hughes, David Mallinson, Aidan McArdle, James Quinn and Rupert Vansittart. They are directed by Paul Miller with designs by Simon Daw, lighting by Mark Doubleday and music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham.
Democracy in London at the Old Vic Theatre previews from 15 June 2012, opens on 20 June 2012 and closes 14 July 2012.