Operation Epsilon Tickets

Operation Epsilon Tickets

Operation Epsilon Tickets
Operation Epsilon Tickets

About 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

Run time

Act One: approx 50 mins. Act Two: approx 55 mins. This show contains an interval.

Start date

15th September, 2023

End date

21st October, 2023




19 Reviews

Lady Susan

Lady Susan

73 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound

See it if you like ethical dramas set in World War Two, you enjoyed Oppenheimer or like thoughtful ensemble plays or philosophical pieces

Don’t see it if you didn't like Oppenheimer or dislike World War Two set dramas or are allergic to nuclear physics. No reason not to - really excellent work

Mock-up grown-up

Mock-up grown-up

45 Reviews | 3 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like plays with lots of intelligent dialogue which make you think.

Don’t see it if you prefer shows with more action happening on stage.



57 Reviews | 4 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy IIWW history and small theatre venues, interesting storyline and good acting

Don’t see it if You prefer shows that are gast paced and keep you on the edge of your seat



183 Reviews | 20 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Intense, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You like historical infotainment. More than science, this is about the morality of the people involved like the movie 'Oppenheimer'.

Don’t see it if You are looking for an action oriented play, this is dialogue heavy although with great screenplay.

Important information

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.


Southwark Playhouse Elephant

Dante Place 80 Newington Butts, London, United Kingdom, SE11 4FL


Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Elephant and Castle
Bus numbers: Newington Butts (Stop BC) 196
Directions from tube: Elephant & Castle: Walk south-east on Churchyard Row towards Newington Butts/A3. Turn left onto Newington Butts. Kennington: Walk north-east on Kennington Park Rd/A3 towards Othello Cl. Turn left onto Churchyard Row.


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