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Main House David Yelland, Daniel Boyd, Forbes Masson, Alan Cox, Archie Backhouse, Julius D'Silva

Farm Hall

By Katherine Moar Directed by Stephen Unwin
  • 12 - 15 April

Event Information

Wednesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Wed 12 — Sat 15 Apr

★★★★ “Thoroughly absorbing… A strong ensemble" The Times

★★★★ “Riveting wartime thriller… quietly searing performances" Guardian

“It was never about the Reich or the war. It was about physics.” Based on a remarkable true story. Summer 1945. Hitler is dead, but the war in the Pacific rages on.

When six of Germany’s top nuclear scientists - including three Nobel Prize winners - are detained by the Allied forces at Farm Hall, a country house in the Cambridge countryside, they find themselves shut off from the outside world. Their entertainment? Some redacted newspapers, a broken piano and a copy of Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit. But as the months go by, their attention turns to the ongoing war and thoughts of their broken homeland.

The scientists' tranquil summer is shattered by the inconceivable news that the Americans have succeeded where the Germans have failed, that the United States has not only built an atomic
bomb, but has used one against Japan...

Unbeknownst to the scientists, during their stay, every inch of Farm Hall was bugged and their every action recorded. This play is inspired by the true events that took place at Farm Hall
between July 1945 and January 1946

Wednesday 12 – Saturday 15 April

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

£27 - £41.50

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

Jermyn Street Theatre presents
By Katherine Moar Directed by Stephen Unwin

Alan Cox (Love All, Jermyn Street Theatre; Young Sherlock Holmes) plays Werner Heisenberg, with Archie Backhouse (Hunger, Arcola Theatre) as Erich Bagge. Daniel Boyd (On Chesil Beach; 4000 Miles, Evening Standard Award Nomination) plays Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. David Yelland (All My Children, Jermyn Street Theatre; David Copperfield) plays Max Von Laue. Julius D’Silva (& Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre) plays Kurt Diebner. Forbes Masson (Macbeth, Trafalgar Studios; Artistic Associate at the RSC) plays Otto Hahn.

Director Stephen Unwin was previously Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre and the Rose Theatre, Kingston. He returns to Bath following his acclaimed productions of The Real Thing, A Song at Twilight and Present Laughter.

This production comes straight from London’s award-winning Jermyn Street Theatre.

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