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Operation Epsilon

It’s the close of World War II – the dawn of the atomic age.

The Allies have captured Germany’s ten foremost nuclear scientists and sequestered them deep in the English countryside to ascertain the answer to a life or death question: how close are the Nazis to making an atomic bomb? The world stands on the precipice of creation and destruction, bound by the gravity of decisions which hold the power to change the course of history.

Based on actual transcripts of secretly recorded conversations – Alan Brody’s gripping play delves into the darkest corners of human ingenuity, exploring the intimate conflict within the hearts and minds of luminaries with unimaginable power. A once-classified true story buried in the archives amidst an epic war, Operation Epsilon is a poignant, thrilling exploration of the ties that bind us to our actions, our decisions, and one another.

Directed by Andy Sandberg and featuring an exceptional cast of 11, this award-winning and thought-provoking play makes its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse Elephant, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the critically acclaimed U.S. production. Filled with explosive possibilities, Operation Epsilon shines a light on the ethical complexity of scientific discovery… and its potential for catastrophic consequences.

CRITICS’ PICK! – “Equal parts history, ethical inquiry, and character study this is an engrossing, satisfyingly taut production.” The Boston Globe
“Masterfully portrays history and stimulates the audience throughout.” The MIT Tech

Important Information

Southwark Playhouse has two venues. This production is at Southwark Playhouse Elephant.

No re-admission. We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

Age Restrictions

11+

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 21st October 2023.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.45pm

Tue

7.45pm

Wed

7.45pm

Thu

7.45pm

Fri

7.45pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.45pm

Sun

-

Southwark Playhouse Elephant Details

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Northern And Bakerloo

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle, Kennington

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Southwark Playhouse Elephant

Bar

Wheelchair accessible

Southwark Playhouse Elephant Location

Dante Place 80 Newington Butts, London, SE11 4FL
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Operation Epsilon

Southwark Playhouse Elephant, London

Running time: 110 minutes (TBC)

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