The Communist Threat

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The Communist Threat

Vienna, 1950. Two British spies are sent to kill a traitor. Cambridge graduate Kip is a celebrated war hero and an esteemed operative. Keen, privileged and idealistic- he was supposed to be in Austria on holiday. Albert, a working class survivor of a POW camp, doesn't get to do much field work, but as resources are low he's just glad to be out of the office.

Hiding out in the squalid basement of a luxury hotel- they presume the traitor’s arrival to be imminent; but as time moves on both men realise that nothing is quite what it seems…

Written and performed by Kieran O’Rourke and David Holmes.

Directed by Jesse Briton (Edinburgh Fringe First/ Herald Angel Winner)

★★★★ The Stage – ‘Layered and complex.’ ‘Debts to Pinter and LeCarre.’

★★★★ Broadway Baby – ‘The chemistry between the two actors is wonderful.’

★★★★ The Morning Star – ‘ An impressive exercise in the personal and the political.’

★★★★ Fest – ‘This well paced show draws you in and keeps you gripped.’

★★★★ Three Weeks – ‘Twist upon twist upon triple twists abound!’

★★★★ Fringe Guru – ‘A masterclass in what playwrights should aim for.’

★★★★ Arts Awards Voice – ‘The audience were visibly gripped.’

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