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Pack of Lies: 25 - 28 April 2012

by Hugh Whitemore / directed by Terry Wynne

Performances: 25/04/2012 - 28/04/2012 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) - Tickets 12
Reading: 26/01/2012 7pm - Free
Audition: 31/01/2012 7pm - Free
Audition: 02/02/2012 7pm - Free

A play by Hugh Whitemore.

This play is a powerful and moving account of the events leading to the arrest of Peter and Helen Kroger who spied for Russia in 1961 while living in a west London suburb. The action is centred on the unsuspecting and quietly respectable Jacksons: Bob, Barbara and their daughter Julie - who living opposite the Krogers were persuaded by MI5 to allow their house to be used for surveillance. The impact of discovering the truth about their much loved friends shattered their innocent lives, and this play raises important timeless questions about betrayal, the power of the state and the limits of democracy.

Londoner.so blog

Emma Byrne, Lighting Designer for Pack of Lies, talks about the production in her Londoner.so blog.

CHARACTERS and their approx playing ages

Bob Jackson: Male suburban householder 40s
Barabara Jackson: Female (his wife) 40s
Julie Jackson: Female (daughter) 17

Their neighbours:
Helen Kroger: Female (American) 40
Peter Kroger: Male (American) 50

MI5:
Stewart: Male 40-50s
Thelma: Female late 20s
Sally: Female 30

Due to licensing issues this production replaces Breaking the Code

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