A dazzling double bill - witty, stylish, acute and humane - Bennett confirms his status as our finest contemporary playwrightIndependent
A pair of miniature masterpiecesTimes
Following the success of The King’s Speech, Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre collaborate once again on Alan Bennett’s comedy masterpiece. Olivier-nominated Rachel Kavanaugh returns to Chichester to direct a star cast including Nicholas Farrell (A Damsel in Distress, South Downs, The Browning Version, and The Lady In The Van), Belinda Lang (2point4 Children, Inspector Alleyn Mysteries) and David Robb (Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall, and The Young Victoria).
Bennett’s award-winning double-bill explores our fascination with Russian spies and royalty.
Chronicling the lives of two members of the notorious ‘Cambridge Five’ spy ring in the 1950s, Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt, these amusing and compelling plays span the globe from Moscow to London. With forgery, fraud and hilarious blunders, Single Spies gives us a glimpse into a life full of espionage, secret identities and even an interrogation by the Queen.
A tremendous revivalStage Review