Age Restriction: Suitable for 12+
With the end of the Second World War the planet rejoiced as a conflict that had raged for six years was finally brought to an end. But with it a new age dawned; one that brought with it the fear of total annihilation at the hands of nuclear weapons. As the Atomic Bombs exploded over Hiroshima and Nagasaki the world watched as catastrophic power was unleashed and the associated anxieties shaped politics for the rest of the century.
One of the most famous names associated with the weapon was J Robert Oppenheimer, one of the men involved in the Manhattan Project, and this Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Vaudeville Theatre explores the man whose work remains controversial to this day.
The story focuses on the eponymous theoretical physicist from 1939, at a unique point in history as Europe becomes embroiled with fascism. Oppenheimer has a contentious past behind him and his family life is also turbulent, but soon he will be tasked with putting together a hugely important scientific endeavour that will change the world.
John Heffernan plays Oppenheimer in the production. The actor has appeared in a range of shows for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and in the West End with credits that include The Hothouse at the Trafalgar Studios 1, She Stoops To Conquer at the National Theatre and Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC. Those picking up theatre tickets might also recognise his work from the likes of Casualty and the TV movie Murder On The Home Front.
Oppenheimer, from Tom Morton-Smith and director Angus Jackson, runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from March 2015.
|Booking From:||Monday, 18th May 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 23rd May 2015|
|Running Time:||2 hours 35 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for 12+|
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