Horst Ehmke, Democracy, The Old Vic and Sheffield Theatres
The Duke of Albany, King Lear, Almeida Theatre
Winner of the Evening Standard Award and Critics’ Circle Best Play awards, Democracy is a thrilling portrayal of a political visionary who changes the face of German politics. Michael Frayn’s 2003 drama explores the extraordinary relationship that developed between Willy Brandt, the West German Chancellor from 1969 to 1974, and his assistant, Gunter Guillaume, whose exposure as a spy for the East German state security service — the Stasi - precipitated Brandt’s downfall
Democracy opened in Sheffield and transferred to The Old Vic. It was the first show to do so in Daniel Evans tenure, now Artistic Director at Chichester.
See an except from the Director's cut here
The Vocal Eyes description of the Duke of Albany is " Goneril’s husband, the Duke of Albany is a decade or so older than her. Mild-mannered and in portly middle age, his eyes are kindly and his demeanour softens at developing signs of injustice'