Image: Above The Stag Theatre
Two seductions, two deaths, one apartment, sixty years apart.
Inspired by real life mysteries: David Thame's acclaimed one-act thriller Kompromat in a double bill with his tense and atmospheric new play, London/Budapest.
In London/Budapest it's 1955.
Adam de Hegedus, the secretive author of Britain's first gay bestseller The Heart in Exile, takes his afternoon sauna pick-up to a Pimlico flat.
But this is the cold war: Burgess and Maclean have just defected to the Soviet Union.
Espionage is everywhere, paranoia too.
And a casual encounter can cost you your life.
Kompromat - a hit at the Vaults Festival last year - is inspired by the 2010 death of Gareth Williams, whose body was found zipped into a sports bag in the bathroom of his Pimlico flat.
Its protagonist is brilliant with numbers, but hopeless at reading people - including the beautiful young man he has invited into his bedroom.
Spy Plays features two one act plays parted by one interval.
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London SE1 7TP
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Sunday ‑ 6‑00pm
Saturday - 3-30pm
Sunday - 2-00pm
Author: David Thame
Director: Peter Darney
Production: In association with Em-Lou Productions