Michael Frayn’s gripping, spy thriller comes to The Old Vic after its highly acclaimed run at Sheffield Theatres.
This timely revival of Frayn’s stylish and sharp-witted thriller takes us into the true life world of political intrigue, espionage and betrayal. Set during the final months in office of the charismatic, nobel prize-winning West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, as suspicions of a Stasi spy infiltrating his precarious coalition government come to a head.
A brilliant ensemble of actors bring to life the fast-paced world of Democracy – Andrew Bridgmont, David Cann, Patrick Drury, Richard Hope, William Hoyland, Ed Hughes, David Mallinson, Aidan McArdle, James Quinn and Rupert Vansittart.
Democracy received its premiere at the National Theatre in 2003 winning the Evening Standard Award and Critics’ Circle Best Play awards and swiftly transferring to the West End due to popular demand.
Multi-award-winning author and playwright, Michael Frayn’s plays include Noises Off (The Old Vic’s production can be currently seen in the West End) The Two of Us, Alphabetical Order, Donkeys’ Years, Clouds, Balmoral, Make or Break, Benefactors, Look Look, Here, Copenhagen and Afterlife. He has also published eleven novels, including recently Skios and Spies which won the Whitbread Novel Award and has written several screen plays including Clockwise starring John Cleese. Paul Miller’s work includes True West and Hamlet at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, Elling at the Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, Baby Girl/DNA/The Miracle, The Enchantment, Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads and The Associate for the National Theatre.