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Pack of Lies

Hugh Whitemore

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5f, 3m

Pack of Lies
by Hugh Whitemore

"This is a play about the morality of lying, not the theatrics of espionage, and, in Mr. Whitemore's view, lying is a virulent disease that saps patriots and traitors alike of their humanity." - N.Y. Times.


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Description
The Jackson are a nice middle aged English couple. Their best friends are their Canadian neighbors, the Krogers. All is blissful in their world until a detective from Scotland Yard asks to use their house as an observation station to try and foil a Soviet spy ring operating in the area. The Jacksons become more and more put out as Scotland Yard's demands on them increase. They are really put to the test when the detective reveals that the spies are the Krogers and he asks them to help set a trap. Should they betray their friends?

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
    Performance rights for this title are currently withdrawn.

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  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Setting: A living-room, kitchen, hall
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

5f, 3m
Cast Attributes
M3 (40s, 50s) F5 (16, 20s-40s)

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Hugh Whitemore

Hugh Whitemore was born in 1936. He studied for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he later became a member of the Council. He began his writing career in British television (contributing to The Wednesday Play, Armchair Theatre and Play for Today) and twice received Writers' Guild Awards. He has als ...

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