A Splinter Of Ice
June 8th - June 12th
The Original Theatre Company presents
A SPLINTER OF ICE
by Ben Brown
Directed by Alan Strachan with Alastair Whatley
Starring Oliver Ford Davies and Stephen Boxer
“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, as the cold war begins to thaw and Britain’s greatest living novelist Graham Greene meets with his old MI6 boss, Kim Philby, Britain’s greatest spy… and traitor.
Under the watchful eye of Rufa, Russian memoir writer and Kim’s last wife, the two men set about catching up on old times. With a new world order breaking around them how much did the writer of The Third Man know about Philby’s secret life as a spy? Did the Red Spy 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. Yet 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 Graham Greene, Stephen Boxer (The Crown) as Kim Philby. From the award-winning producers of hit online productions of Birdsong and Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon and stage productions including the five-star revival of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art.
“Expertly calibrated performances… Absorbing” ★★★★ The Times
“Reassuringly intimate atmosphere of an old-school TV drama” ★★★★ The Times
“Faultless performances” ★★★★ The Reviews Hub
“A Splinter Of Ice is a triumph” ★★★★ Daily Mail
“A spellbinding affair… enthralling” ★★★★ Reviews Gate
“A dream cast” British Theatre
“A fantastic watch” G-Scene
Performances taking place before June 21st will be sold at half capacity in line with Government guidelines. Thereafter, performances may initially be sold at half capacity in case restrictions remain, although capacities may increase if not. Prevailing Government guidance on face coverings and distancing will be observed and enhanced cleaning routines will remain in place.
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