The production will begin performances at the theatre from the 15th September and will run until the 21st October.

Casting has been announced for Alan Brody’s award-winning play Operation Epsilon, directed by Andy Sandberg  at the Southwark Playhouse’s Elephant location which begins performances in a couple of weeks.

The cast of eleven includes: Nicholas Armfield (Horst Korsching), Jamie Bogyo (Carl Friederich von Weizsäcker), Simon Bubb (Major T.H. Rittner), Simon Chandler (Max von Laue), Matthew Duckett (Erich Bagge), Jake Mann (Karl Wirtz), Olivier Award winner Nathaniel Parker (Otto Hahn), Peter Prentice (Paul Harteck), Leighton Pugh (Walter Gerlach), Simon Rhodes (Kurt Diebner), and Gyuri Sarossy (Werner Heisenberg).

Inspired by actual transcripts that were secretly recorded and then held classified for many decades, Operation Epsilon tells the true story of Germany’s ten foremost nuclear scientists who were rounded up and held captive in England by the British and American forces toward the end of World War II, as the Manhattan Project forged ahead in America.

This UK premiere marks the 10th anniversary of the US production and the creative team includes: Set Designer: Janie Howland; Costume Designer: Beth Colley; Lighting Designer: Clancy Flynn; Sound Designer: Chris Drohan;Original Music: Dewey Dellay and Casting Director: Lucy Casson CDG.

The play received its world premiere at Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA) with the Nora Theater Company in 2013 and received the distinguished IRNE Awards for Best New Play, Best Director (Andy Sandberg), Best Ensemble, and Best Scenic Design (Janie Howland). It was named a Critics’ Pick by The Boston Globe and also received a 2013 Elliot Norton Award nomination for Best New Play and won the Norton Award for Best Leading Actor. 

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