Fri 2 - Sat 3 Sep 2016

Recommended 12+ | 150mins

Stars of stage and screen join Rapture Theatre, as they return to Macrobert Arts Centre with their latest show!

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Democracy by Michael Frayn is a gripping spy thriller, based on a true story, from the writer of the West End Smash - Noises Off.

West Germany, 1969.
Charismatic Willy Brandt has been elected Chancellor. However, his own political party are starting to plot against him. As his enemies tighten the noose around his neck -and the threat of an East German spy in his own office is discovered - Brandt believes the only man he can truly trust is Gunter Guillaume, his devoted personal assistant. But in the world of political intrigue, espionage and betrayal, who can you trust?
Shakespearean in scale but with all the twists and spins of modern politics, Democracy combines the fascination of a John Le Carre thriller (Tinker,Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Night Manager) with the dynamism of The West Wing and House of Cards. Witty, thought-provoking and highly entertaining, Democracy is a compelling and unmissable night at the theatre.


Fresh from an acclaimed West End run in Gypsy, movie actor Tom Hodgkins (Red 2 and Hanna) leads the cast as Willy Brandt with Brookside and RSC actor Neil Caple as Gunter. Completing the 10 strong cast is Colin McCredie (Taggart) , Sean Scanlan (River City) , Michael Moreland (Under the Skin and 16 Years of Alcohol), David Tarkenter (All My Sons) , Alan Steele (Bard in the Botanics) , Jim Kitson (Globe Theatre)  , Steven Scott Fitzgerald (Shang-a–Lang) and Stewart Porter (River City, Shetland and The Sash).  

*Macrobert Arts Centre are proud to be working in association with Rapture Theatre to help produce this show and we'll be hosting the first preview on Fri 2 Sep & the opening night of the show on Sat 3 Sep.

Tickets: Fri 2 Sep: £12.50 / £10.50 Conc / £5.50 Students
               Sat 3 Sep: £14.50 / £12.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

Welcoming You Back Safely

We’re delighted to welcome audiences back and we’ve been working hard to make sure your visit is a safe and enjoyable one. The short video below will explain some of the changes we have made and we have also have compiled some Frequently Asked Questions so you know what to expect when you visit.