The Cast of Pack of Lies

Cast: (In order of appearance) Bob Jackson                                      David Duke Barbara Jackson                              Valerie Doyle Julie Jackson                                     Jenna Greenman Helen Kroger                                    Rebecca Garron Peter Kroger                                     David Earl Stewart                                               Jason Couch Thelma                                               Julie Spanswick Sally                                                    Joanna Thorn Directed by:                                      Jason Couch Costumes:                                         Martin Scheibe

Pack of Lies

English Language Theatre in Hamburg In the late 1960s, Gay Search, a journalist and now well-known British TV presenter, was out having dinner with friends. In that group of friends was a producer of the BBC series ‘Play of the Month’, who was always on the lookout for new material. At one point in theContinue reading “Pack of Lies”

Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore

A rehearsed reading of the fascinating play, based on a true story, Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore at Sprechwerk Theatre in Hamburg on 24th and 25th January 2020 at 8pm. Tickets available from http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg or 040-69 65 05 05 or http://www.comfortticket.de

Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench and her real-life husband Michael Williams as Barbara and Bob Jackson in Hugh Whitemore’s play based on true events, Pack of Lies. Judi Dench and her husband starred in the play in London’s West End for a year, culminating in Dench winning the prestigious Olivier award for Best Actress. Come and seeContinue reading “Dame Judi Dench”

Original Poster for Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore

The original poster for Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore with Dame Judi Dench and her real-life husband Michael Williams. Come and see the Couch Theatre rehearsed reading of this fascinating play based on a true story at Hamburg Sprechwerk, Klaus-Groth-Straße 23, Hamburg on 24th and 25th January 2020 at 8pm. Tickets from http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg or 040-69Continue reading “Original Poster for Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore”

Pack of Lies – No ordinary neighbours

All the evidence Scotland Yard needed to arrest Helen and Peter Kroger was hidden all over the house. Their bathroom was used as a darkroom to develop photographs. Their old Bible contained special papers intended for Soviet agents. And the drinks cabinet and cigarette lighters contained secret compartments with equipment for deciphering codes. The KrogersContinue reading “Pack of Lies – No ordinary neighbours”

Pack Of Lies – Mr Lonsdale

This is a photo of the real Gordon Lonsdale. Find out who he was and why he was so important in the Portland Spy Ring. Couch Theatre presents a dramatized reading in English of Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore at Sprechwerk Theatre in Hamburg on 24th and 25th January 2020 at 8pm. Tickets availableContinue reading “Pack Of Lies – Mr Lonsdale”

Couch Theatre presents Pack of lies by Hugh Whitemore

“Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer.” Jeremiah 9.4 Tickets on sale now from http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg and http://www.comfortticket.de 24th and 25th January 2020 at 8pm.

Couch Theatre Presents

PACK OF LIES by Hugh Whitemore This trailer, produced by Huntingdon Drama Club for their production in 2011, captures the suspense of the play perfectly. Come and see our rehearsed reading at Hamburg Sprechwerk. Tickets via http://www.comfortticket.de or http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg

PACK OF LIES

by Hugh Whitemore The fascinating true story behind our next rehearsed reading of the hit play Pack of Lies. The play was first performed in London in the mid-1980s starring Dame Judi Dench and her husband Michael Williams. The play ran for a year and earned Judi Dench an Olivier award for Best Actress. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/27/how-the-cia-helped-foil-a-russian-spy-ring-in-london-215874?fbclid=IwAR0FUGVOJJl2Jd2GykDn3Lx_2Zk8olkkpoXyZXGjlZGugGf_9xvawqLT5RgContinue reading “PACK OF LIES”