Alan Bennett's SINGLE SPIES to Play Lyceum Theatre This Month

Alan Bennett's comedy masterpiece Single Spies visits the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 April. Starring Nicholas Farrell, Belinda Lang and David Robb, the award-winning espionage double bill is a pointedly satirical snapshot of two members of the infamous 'Cambridge Five', Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt, both recruited as spies by the Soviet Union during World War II.

In 1950s Moscow, Coral Browne receives an invitation to lunch with shunned Soviet spy, Guy Burgess, with the sole instruction to 'bring a tape measure'. An Englishman Abroad is a wry and touching play which chronicles the pair's fleeting friendship and Burgess' attempts to cling to his way of life as a Soviet citizen.

A Question of Attribution gives us a glimpse into Anthony Blunt's life of espionage within the very walls of Buckingham Palace. Following his double-life as an art historian to royalty and a Soviet spy, this witty tale of forgery and deceit culminates in a sharp and candid interrogation from Her Majesty the Queen herself.

Best known for his film roles in The Iron Lady and Chariots of Fire, Nicholas Farrell plays Guy Burgess. Belinda Lang (2 Point 4 Children) who recently appeared on the Lyceum stage in Oklahoma! plays Coral Browne and Her Majesty the Queen, with Downtown Abbey's Dr Clarkson, David Robb as Anthony Blunt.

These amusing and compelling plays span the globe from Moscow to London. With forgery, fraud and hilarious blunders, Single Spies gives us a glimpse into a life full of espionage, secret identities and even an interrogation by the Queen.

Alan Benett's Single Spies is at the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 April. Tickets can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres' Box Office* in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online at and are priced from £13.00 - £28.00 (a transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the Box Office, excluding cash), and discounts are available.

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