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Cell Mates

Cell Mates

Synopsis

Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London, 1961. One of Britain’s most notorious double agents, George Blake, is serving a 42 year sentence – that is, until he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Irish petty criminal, Sean Bourke. Both men are eccentric outsiders, and each sees the possibility of escape – and not just from prison - through the other. But once on the outside, can their mutual dependence survive the mounting pressures they face from MI5, from the KGB - and indeed from themselves?
 
Simon Gray’s absorbing and deftly funny play, unperformed since 1995, explores how personal freedom is an illusion and even friendship must have carefully circumscribed limits in a world where deception is a reflex response.

Event details

Thu 18 Jan 2018, 7:30pm

Captioned by Stagetext

Venue details

Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue
Swiss Cottage
London
NW3 3EU

Phone: 020 7722 9301

Email: access@hampsteadtheatre.com

Website: Hampstead Theatre

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