Directed by Angus Jackson
Swan Theatre: 15 January 2015 – 7 March 2015
Oppenheimer, a major new play by Tom Morton-Smith about 'the father of the atom bomb', J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is played by John Heffernan. John returns to the RSC having last been with the company in 2007 for The Seagull and King Lear, more recently he was at the National Theatre playing the title role in Edward II.
A play about our own recent history, Oppenheimer is set against the backdrop of hedonistic 1930s America and looks into the heart of the Manhattan Project; exploring the tension between scientific advances and the justification of their use during wartime, revealing the personal cost of achieving greatness.
Oppenheimer full cast includes: Ben Allen; Ross Armstrong; Daniel Boyd; Vincent Carmichael; Laura Cubitt; Hedydd Dylan; Sandy Foster; William Gaminara; Michael Grady-Hall; John Heffernan; Jack Holden; Oliver Johnstone; Andrew Langtree; Joel MacCormack; Tom McCall; Josh O'Connor; Thomasin Rand; Catherine Steadman and Jamie Wilkes.
For further details about the production visit: www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/oppenheimer