Alan Bennett's Single Spies to Be Staged at The Questors Theatre

Two one-act plays on the Cambridge Five spy ring

Was Anthony Blunt's treachery uncovered by The Queen
Was Anthony Blunt's treachery uncovered by The Queen

March 7, 2024

The Questors Theatre will be staging a production of Single Spies the Olivier Award Winning comedy inspired by the real lives of members of The Cambridge Spy Ring.

The two one-act plays, An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution, will run from 22-30 March in the Judi Dench Playhouse

An Englishman Abroad, which is based on a real-life event, follows the chance encounter between actress Coral Browne and the infamous British traitor Guy Burgess in Moscow.

A Question of Attribution delves into the mysterious world of art authentication and, in an imagined encounter, sees Anthony Blunt, a renowned art historian, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II engage in an elliptical interrogation, as conversation about art turns into something even more intriguing.

Artistic Director Alex Marker said, “Alan Bennett's adeptness at blending humour with thought-provoking themes means his plays will always have a space on the British stage. It’s a personal pleasure to have him back on ours after almost 20 years with these two Olivier Award-winning comedies. I am excited about the moment of Sir Anthony Blunt pondering hidden figures in Buckingham Palace's paintings, with the Queen as an unwitting accomplice, it's quintessentially British - where the art holds secrets tighter than a cup of Earl Grey!"

Tickets for Single Spies, which range from £10 - £20, are available online or you can contact the box office at 020 8567 5184 and

All performances at 7.45pm except Sunday when they take place at 2.30 pm.

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