Democracy is a play by Michael Frayn which premiered in London at the Royal National Theatre on September 9, 2003. Directed by Michael Blakemore, and starring Roger Allam as Willy Brandt and Conleth Hill as Günter Guillaume, it won the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards for Best Play.
The play, based on actual events, deals with the decision West German chancellor Willy Brandt had to make about exposing the Communist spy Günter Guillaume who worked as his secretary and had heard some of the state's most important secrets.
Original London castEdit
- Willy Brandt – Roger Allam
- Hans-Dietrich Genscher – Nicholas Blane
- Ulrich Bauhaus – Paul Broughton
- Horst Ehmke – Jonathan Coy
- Günther Nollau – Christopher Ettridge
- Helmut Schmidt – Glyn Grain
- Reinhard Wilke – Paul Gregory
- Günter Guillaume – Conleth Hill
- Arno Kretschmann – Steven Pacey
- Herbert Wehner – David Ryall