About This Show

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’?


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

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: March 11, 2008 Final Performance: May 31, 2008

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