PACK OF LIES BY HUGH WHITEMORE
This cold war thriller set in suburban London in 1960-61 was not only recommended to us by one of our Patrons, Laurence Marks (of “Birds of a Feather” fame as well as many hit TV dramas) but we are honoured and delighted that Laurence will be Directing the production with Debi Lisburne Diacon as his Co-Director.
Set during the Cold War in Ruislip, north-west London, this tense drama is mostly based on a true story.
Barbara and Bob live with their teenage daughter Julie in a quiet suburban street when a high-level plain clothes policeman arrives to ask whether he can place a surveillance look-out officer in their front bedroom – just for a few days. The family are not told why nor who they are trying to catch or what they might have done. Daughter Julie finds it exciting, father Bob is pragmatic but Barbara finds the whole thing intrusive, worrying and extremely stressful.
Co-Director Debi Lisburne Diacon said “Well, here we are again today in 2024 with things extremely tense between Russia and Europe. Topically relevant, Hugh Whitemore has taken this true story from the Cold War era and given us a play which deals in lies and betrayal. This should lead us to question how well do we ever know anyone – even those we believe ourselves to be closest to? Are there Russian spies embedded into your society and friendships? How would you know? How would you feel about being forced into betraying your best friend?"
Venue: Eynsham Village Hall, Back Lane, Eynsham, OX29 4QW
Dates: Wed 15th, Thurs 16th, Fri 17th and Sat 18th May 2024
Doors open: 7.00pm, Performance: 7.30pm
or on the door
Price: £12.00 (no concessions)
John Grant Casey
(in order of appearance)
Debi Lisburne Diacon
Sally Firth (tbc)
Graham Diacon (+ others)
Les Allen and Susie