Valley Artists are very excited to be returning to the stage this April with a production of Pack of Lies
First staged in 1983, Pack of Lies, by British playwright Hugh Whitemore, is based on the true events surrounding the most significant spy operation in London in the middle of the Cold War, involving what was dubbed The Portland Spy Ring.
Bob and Barbara Jackson and their daughter Julie live in a quiet run-of-the-mill London suburb in the early 1960s. The neighbours across the road, Helen and Peter Kroger from Canada, are their best friends. When a self-described “civil servant” pays a visit to the Jacksons asking questions about their neighbourhood, the Jackson family’s life is turned upside down. Friendship, loyalty and the possibility of betrayal all come into question. How well do the Jacksons really know their best friends? Can they really be living as undercover Russian spies???
“This is a play about the morality of lying, not the theatrics of espionage, and, in Mr. Whitemore’s view, lying is a virulent disease that saps patriots and traitors alike of their humanity.” – New York Times
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