Based on the award-winning novel by Michael Frayn.
Spies is a bittersweet evocation of childhood with a gripping mystery at its heart. Set during the Second World War in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac where gardens – and dark secrets – lie behind neatly trimmed privet hedges, Stephen and his friend Keith play at detectives. But the game changes gear when Keith announces that his own mother is a German spy. The hunt is on in deadly earnest and nothing will ever be the same again…
Michael Frayn is an award-winning playwright and novelist whose numerous stage triumphs include Donkeys Years, Noises Off, Copenhagen and Democracy. His novels include Headlong, Towards the End of the Morning and Spies, which won the Whitbread Novel of the Year award.
A Theatre Alibi & Oxford Playhouse co-production
Three cooks, three very different lives. Each course tells a story.
Six O’clock comes and three weary workers return to their cosy abode. With the barest of hellos, they take off their coats and put on their chefs whites. They are Starter, Main and Pudding and each night, without fail, they cook each other a delicious meal. Starter makes starter, Main makes main and Pudding makes pudding.
They soon set to work in the kitchen, dancing round each other like Morecambe and Wise making breakfast. Starter fashions an exquisite nibble of microscopic, but mouthwatering delight. Main conjures a dish that carries her heart home on a whiff of basil and lime. Pudding steams a duff the size of a football, so no-one need fear going hungry. Three cooks, three very different lives. Each course tells a story.
Theatre Alibi combine vivid storytelling, live music and a good old boogie to bring this funny and creative household to life.More Information School Bookings