The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Tom Morton-Smith’s new play Oppenheimer transfers to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre for a limited run opening on 31st March 2015, following previews from 27th March and booking to 23rd May 2015.
The cast includes John Heffernan, who will reprise his role as J Robert Oppenheimer following the production’s successful recent run at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The play is directed by Angus Jackson with scenic design by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting by Paul Anderson, sound by Christopher Shutt and choreography by Scott Ambler.
From our recent 5-star review
“The rest of the design in very basic. Rising above the stage and over the audience are two construction poles. Apart from this and a piano the stage is bare for the whole play. The main set piece of the production is the floor and the chalk. The lighting is beautifully designed but is not oppressive and the live band led by Jonathan Williams complements the play perfectly.”
“This play has a danger of being heavy and scientifically complicated, but Tom Morton-Smith’s script matched with Angus Jackson’s precise and perfect direction makes this an engaging and informative night at the theatre performed wonderfully by a very talented and faultless cast.”
Read the full review here
RSC Oppenheimer at Stratford
Tom Morton-Smith’s new play takes us into the heart of the Manhattan Project, exploring tensions between the scientific advances that will shape our understanding of the fabric of the universe, and the justification of their use during wartime, revealing the personal cost of making history. Directed by Angus Jackson whose recent credits include King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre and Brooklyn Academy of Music.
at Vaudeville Theatre
Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Age Restrictions: Suitable for 12+
Booking From: 27th March 2015
Booking Until: 23rd May 2015
Evenings: Monday to saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.00pm