The critically acclaimed story of how J Robert Oppenheimer found himself thrust into a race to create the atomic bomb. Following a sell-out run in 2014 and 2015 at the RSC's Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Tom Morton-Smith's new play Oppenheimer transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre, in the West End.
Directed by Angus Jackson and starring John Heffernan as Oppie, this blistering new play and troubling subject matter engaged audiences and critics alike. In an inventive production designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, Grant composed a delicate but menacing score to help tell the story of the father of the atomic bomb, interspersing songs from the era played live by a six piece band.
"Angus Jackson’s quick-fire direction makes the production zing along, with music and even touches of dance giving a hint of the disappearing jazz age that these scientists had sprung from."
"There are brilliant touches throughout the production, enhanced at key moments with projection and animation. Add in to this some excellent live music and you have some great theatricality"
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