Rehearsal images have been released for Hannah Chissick’s production of Pack of Lies, which plays at the Menier Chocolate Factory from the 20th September. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…
The Jacksons are a nice middle aged English couple. Their best friends are the Krogers, their Canadian neighbours. All is blissful in their world until a detective from Scotland Yard asks to use their house as an observation station to foil a Soviet spy ring operating in the area. They are really put to the test when the detective asks them to help set a trap. Should they betray their friends… Or their country?
Based on a true story, Hugh Whitemore’s play is adapted from his Act of Betrayal which was part of the Play for Today television series. The story is based on Bill and Ruth Search and their teenage daughter Gay Search (who later became a television presenter and journalist), who find themselves at the centre of the investigations into the Portland Soviet spy ring.
This first London revival since it premièred at the Lyric Theatre in 1983 is set to include: Jasper Britton as (Stewart), Sia Dauda (Sally), Alasdair Harvey (Peter Kroger), Chris Larkin (Bob Jackson), Macy Nyman (Julie Jackson), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Helen Kroger), Natalie Walter (Thelma) and Finty Williams (Barbara Jackson).
The creative team for Pack of Lies is set to include: set and costume design by Paul Farnsworth, lighting design by Paul Anderson and sound design by Jonathan Everett.