Spies (2008)

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

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