A SPLINTER OF ICE – SPECIAL COLD WAR CONVERSATIONS DISCOUNT
A new play by Ben Brown
Directed by Alan Strachan with Alastair Whatley
Starring Oliver Ford Davies, Stephen Boxer and Sara Crowe
Online from 15 April until 31 July 2021
Original Theatre are thrilled to announce their first stage show since March 2020 which will be filmed on stage at the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre and released online, before touring UK theatres this Summer.
“If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.” E.M. Forster
Moscow 1987 and the cold war begins to thaw. After declining his offer for more than 30 years, novelist Graham Greene travels into the heart of Soviet Russia to meet his old MI6 boss, Kim Philby.
Under the watchful eye of Kim’s Russian wife, Rufa, the two men set about catching up on old times. With a new world order breaking out around them, how much did the writer of The Third Man know about Philby’s secret life as a spy and did Philby betray his friend as well as his country?
…and who is listening-in in the next-door room?
From the writer and director of the award-winning West End hit play Three Days in May which inspired the Oscar Winning film Darkest Hour. Ben Brown’s coruscating new political drama explores an unlikely friendship, a friendship woven of deceit as well as loyalty.
“One feels for a moment the sharp touch of the icicle in the heart.”
Starring Oliver Ford Davies (Game of Thrones, Star Wars) as Graeme Greene, Stephen Boxer (The Crown) as Kim Philby and Sara Crowe (Four Weddings and a Funeral).