Spies (2008)

Based on the award-winning novel by Michael Frayn.

What People Said

"Nikki Sved’s direction effectively suggests a score of suburban settings and the flash of shears being sharpened seen through the wall of a shed becomes a powerfully sinister hint of what might follow. Jordan Whyte’s anguished mother, John-Paul Macleod’s horrid Keith and especially Benjamin Warren’s Stephen, perplexed and terrified into fatal silence, are excellent studies of variously trapped victims"
THE TIMES

"Stylishly translated to the stage from Michael Frayn’s novel, Spies is by turns witty, exciting and warmly nostalgic"
THE OXFORD TIMES

"Every aspect of this marvellous adaptation of Michael Frayn’s novel by Daniel Jamieson is a delight"
SOUTHERN DAILY ECHO

"With a superb set, peerless acting, excellent sound and lighting and atmospheric music , this Theatre Alibi and Oxford Playhouse co-production is an absolute triumph"
BOURNEMOUTH DAILY ECHO

"An excellent production"
WESTERN MORNING NEWS

"Daniel Jamieson’s adaptation of the novel is faultless. Spies is dark and unsettling but also hugely funny and entertaining, with mesmerising performances"
EXPRESS & ECHO

"A riveting night’s theatre"
EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES

"I’ve just seen Spies at Oxford Playhouse and what a great show it was. Good script, sensitive direction, inventive set, superbly evocative music and wonderful acting to hold it all together"
AUDIENCE MEMBER

"We’ve just seen Spies and I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the production. Having seen Caught last year we had high expectations and weren’t disappointed"
DIRECTOR OF DRAMA CLIFTON COLLEGE

"We saw Spies in Ipswich and it was outstanding. We particularly loved the clever design and superb acting. I was so pleased I took my sixteen year old daughter so that she could see what first class theatre is really like"
AUDIENCE MEMBER

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