Our productions

Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn

Our sell-out show returned to Oxford in February 2015

Tickets are now on sale at the Oxford Playhouse, on 01865 305305 and at the link below. There will be four performances, between February 12-14, 2015


"All three create an extraordinary tension on the austere stage, and for much of the time quite a lot of the audience seemed to be holding their breath" Peter Hitchens, http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2014/09/copenhagen-and-king-lear.html

"ElevenOne Theatre's production of Michael Frayn's Copenhagen is simply brilliant." http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/reviews/feature/9533/Copenhagen/event/137594

Copenhagen explores the complex relationship between the two of of the greatest atomic scientists the world has seen: Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. Their lives embraced the Second World War, with Heisenberg working on the German atomic project, while his mentor, Niels Bohr, his wife Margrethe and their family lived in occupied Denmark.

In 1941, Heisenberg visited the Bohrs in Copenhagen. His visit – like his work in Germany during the war – is surrounded by mystery and controversy. It was to be the end of their great friendship.

In Michael Frayn’s pacy, thoughtful and inquisitive play, Heisenberg, Bohr and Margrethe, relive their lives, trying to make sense of the contradictions and conflict.

ElevenOne Theatre present a season of three plays exploring the lives and works of great figures in science.

"In a lifetime of theatre-going this is a stand-out production."
Audience review on DailyInfo.co.uk for Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, Februrary 2014

‘ElevenOne is fast acquiring a reputation for slightly offbeat but thoroughly enjoyable theatre’ (What’s On Stage)

Director: Cherry Mosteshar
Assistant Director: Laura Callaghan

Werner Heisenberg: Alexander Rain
Niels Bohr: Michael Taylor
Margrethe Bohr: Katherine Jones

Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG - the Andrew Wiles Building can be approached either from Woodstock Road or Walton Street, Jericho (walk past the Jericho Health Centre towards the observatories - the Andrew Wiles Building is on your right).

Tickets £12 / £10 concession

Our science season has been made possible by the kind support of the Mathematics Institute at Oxford University.

Posted by Mike Taylor, Mar 9, 2014