Single Spies



Single Spies originally opened at the National Theatre in 1988 and went on to become a major international hit, winning the Olivier Award for 'Best Comedy'. The two plays An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution sparkle with Alan Bennett's trademark wit. In An Englishman Abroad, the famous actress Coral Brown (Diana Quick) accepts an invitation to lunch with double agent Guy Burgess (Nigel Havers), living in exile in a seedy Moscow apartment. She finds a man longing for society gossip and a new suit from his London tailor. In A Question of Attribution, Her Majesty The Queen (Diana Quick) happens upon the eminent art historian Anthony Blunt (Nigel Havers) replacing one of her favourite Titians. The painting is a fake, but is The Queen also aware that her enigmatic servant is actually the traitorous 'fourth man'? TOUR SCHEDULE Tuesday 11 - Saturday 15 March The Lowry - Salford Monday 17 - Saturday 22 March Theatre Royal - Newcastle Monday 24 - Saturday 29 March King's Theatre - Edinburgh Monday 31 March - Saturday 5 April New Theatre - Hull Monday 7 - Saturday 12 April Theatre Royal - Brighton Monday 14 - Saturday 19 April Festival Theatre - Malvern Monday 21 - Saturday 26 April Cambridge Arts Theatre - Cambridge Monday 28 April - Saturday 3 May Milton Keynes Theatre - Milton Keynes Monday 5 - Saturday 10 May New Victoria Theatre - Woking Monday 12 - Saturday 17 May Wycombe Swan - High Wycombe Monday 19 - Saturday 24 May The Mayflower - SOUTHAMPTON Monday 26 - Saturday 31 May Theatre Royal - BATH