Michael Frayn’s Democracy at Old Vic

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn

A timely revival of Michael Frayn’s stylish and fast-paced spy thriller comes to The Old Vic after its highly acclaimed run at Sheffield Theatres. Democracy takes us into a world of political intrigue, espionage and betrayal . Based on real life events during the final months in office of the charismatic West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, this political tale unfolds as suspicions rise of a Stasi spy infiltrating his inner circle. Tensions mount as Brandt’s precarious coalition government is pushed to its limits.

Winner the Evening Standard Award and Critics’ Circle Best Play awards, Democracy is a thrilling portrayal of a political visionary who changed the face of German politics. Multi-award-winning author and playwright, Michael Frayn’s plays include Noises Off currently enjoying a highly successful West End run.

Michael Frayn will be at The Marlborough Literature Festival on Saturday 29th September.