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Einstein and Me

24 & 25 May 2021. 7.00pm

Einstein and Me


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Einstein and Me by James MacManus

Two of the greatest minds of the 20th century pace the streets of Princeton University. Albert Einstein is eating a large cone of his favourite ice-cream. His protégé Kurt Gödel refuses to eat at all. The whole world looks on in wonder. What are the eccentric geniuses talking about? They know only that these brilliant men hold in their heads the greatest secret of all: the secret of time.

Both men have guilty secrets of their own. Troubled by these memories Einstein and Gödel argue about the true nature of time and debate the explosive issue of time travel.

The conflict between the two is mirrored by the formidable women who dominate their lives, Einstein’s secretary, Hannah Schreibel, and Gödel’s wife Adele. The relationship between these four people reveals the power of love and the frailty of genius.

A staged reading at The Playground Theatre.

Directed by Jolley Gosnold.

Philip Franks as Einstein.
Michelle Collins as Adele.
Amanda Waggott as Hannah.

Produced by Sally Davies.


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Please note all seating purchases are final and refunds in part or in whole cannot be made if you or a member of your party is unable to attend or is refused entry due to late arrival or as a result of a high temperature check or showing symptoms associated with Covid-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding.