Pack of Lies

by Hugh Whitemore

Based on a true story

How well do you know your neighbours? Couch Theatre’s rehearsed reading in English on 24th and 25th January 2020 at Hamburg Sprechwerk Theatre is a riveting play based on a true story in England in the early 1960s.

Venue: Hamburger Sprechwerk, Klaus-Groth-Str. 23, 20535 Hamburg (U/S-Bahn Berliner Tor)

Dates and times: 24th and 25th January 2020 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: €19,40 reduced 12,80 € (incl. booking fee) At the door: €21 reduced €13,50

from http://www.comfortticket.de or http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg

Couch Theatre first staged this production in February 2019.

Based on a true story.
The Jacksons are a nice middle-aged English couple. Their best friends are their Canadian neighbours, the Krogers. All is blissful in their world until a detective from Scotland Yard asks to use their house as an observation station to try and foil a Soviet espionage ring operating in the area. The Jacksons become more and more put out as Scotland Yard’s demands on them increase. Yet, they are really put to the test when the detective reveals that the Russian spies may be the Krogers, and asks them to help set a trap. Friendship and betrayal are at the heart of this thrilling drama. Who can they trust?

“This is a play about the morality of lying, not the theatrics of espionage, and, in Mr. Whitemore’s view, lying is a virulent disease that saps patriots and traitors alike of their humanity.” – N.Y. Times

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Wie gut kennen Sie Ihre Nachbarn?

Eine wahre Geschichte

1961. Die Jacksons, ein nettes englisches Ehepaar aus Ruislip, einem ruhigen Vorort von London.  Ihre beste Freude, die Krogers aus Kanada, sind ihre Nachbarn. Helen Kroger kommt fast täglich vorbei um eine Tasse Tee zu trinken und zu plaudern. Die Familien feiern auch gemeinsam. Alles ist gut in ihrer Welt, bis eines Tages ein Detektiv von Scotland Yard bittet um Hilfe und zwar möchte er, dass die  Jacksons ihr Haus zur Verfügung stellt um einen russischen Spionagenring zu überwachen. Die Jacksons werden entrüsteter als Scotland Yard immer mehr von ihnen verlangt. Sie werden auf die Probe gestellt als der Detektiv ihnen mitteilt, dass die Krogers die Spione sind und bittet den Jacksons eine Falle zu stellen. Sollen sie ihre beste Freunde verraten? Was würden Sie tun?

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