Our summer show Pack of Lies is now in rehearsal.

POLTicket1Set in the autumn and winter of 1960/61 in Ruislip, a suburb of London, Pack of Lies dramatises the true story leading up to the arrest of the Portland Five spy ring.

The action takes place in the home of Bob and Barbara Jackson and their teenage daughter Julie. The Jacksons are close friends of their neighbours Helen and Peter Kroger, who have moved to England from Canada.

Suburban calm is disrupted when an intelligence officer coerces the Jacksons into allowing their house to be used as a surveillance post. A visitor to the neighbourhood is soon revealed to be a spy and when he's spotted leaving the Krogers' house, they are clearly implicated.

Bob and Barbara are drawn into this web of deception. They conceal the presence of the intelligence officers and try to shield their daughter from the emerging truth. In this sordid world of lies, manipulation and treachery, Barbara reaches breaking point with the agonising realisation that the Krogers have betrayed her. And perhaps more importantly - that she too has betrayed their friendship.

Pack of Lies is not a thriller nor is it about the theatrics of espionage. It explores the human frailties of deceit, betrayal and the morality of lying. The play remains chillingly relevant today.

Pack of Lies plays on Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June with performances starting at 7:45 p.m.

Tickets will be on general sale from Saturday 18th April.


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