13th Jul 2012Copenhagen by Michael Frayn (rehearsed reading directed by Lynne Parker) In the autumn of 1941, at a critical point in the second world war, German physicist Werner Heisenberg paid a strange visit to his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. To this day, speculation has raged over precisely what they discussed. These two former friends were among a handful of scientists around the globe who could unlock the secret of nuclear warfare. In probing the mystery of this meeting, Michael Frayn has created an extraordinary play - gripping, haunting, exhilarating and moving - which asks how we can ever know why we do what we do. The scientific and ethical issues raised in the reading will be disucssed in a panel discussion following the performance.