Single Spies by Alan Bennett


Single Spies by Alan Bennett

Following the success of The King’s Speech, Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre collaborate once again to bring Alan Bennett’s comedy masterpiece Single Spies on a brand new UK tour. Olivier nominated Rachel Kavanaugh directs a star cast including Nicholas Farrell (The Browning Version, The Lady in The Van, Chariots of Fire, The Iron Lady¬† and Legend)

Bennett’s award-winning comedy 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.


Tour Dates – 2016


4th – 13th Chichester Festival Theatre

17th – 27th Birmingham Repertory Theatre



1st – 5th – Richmond Theatre

8th – 12th – Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

15th– 19th – Newcastle Theatre Royal

21st – 26th – Oxford Playhouse

29th – 2nd – Cheltenham Everyman



4th – 9th – Bath Theatre Royal

12th – 16th – Leeds Grand

18th – 23rd – Salisbury Playhouse

26th – 30th – Sheffield