Pack of Lies

16th to 18th May 2024

Written by Hugh Whitemore

Directed by Derek Holland

Read Through
Monday 12th Feb in
The Rotherfield Memorial Hall at 7:30pm

Friday 16th February In
The Rotherfield Village Hall

Monday 19th February In
The Rotherfield Memorial Hall

In 1961, Peter and Helen Kroger, two Americans living in a London suburb, were convicted of spying for the Russians and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

Hugh Whitemore has written a powerful fictional account of the events leading up to their arrest with the action centred on the totally unsuspecting Jackson household. 

Bob, Barbara and their daughter Julie who had become the Kroger’s firm friends.  In the nightmare months that follow, the Jackson’s happy life is shattered as the truth about their much loved friends is gradually revealed to them and, helpless in an alien, sordid world of deception and treachery.  Barbara reaches breaking point with the agonizing realisation that the Krogers have betrayed her and she, in turn, has betrayed the Krogers.

Pack of Lies Cast (Playing Ages)
Bob and Barbara Jackson, both middle aged (45 – 55).  Both large parts

Julie Jackson, their daughter (late teenage preferably but could be early twenties – actors always look younger on stage.) Fairly large part

Peter and Helen Kroger, Both 45 - 65 but could be a bit older. Both Canadians posing as Americans.  Need  American accents. (Helen - large part.  Peter- medium part)

Mr or Ms Stewart- MI5 – Age from 50 to 75 ( This part could be played by either a man or a woman. This is 1961 and it is quite feasible that a woman would be senior in the MI5?? ( Foyle's War springs to mind where a senior MI5 Agent was a woman).  (Largish part)

Thelma and Sally – MI5 Agents assisting Stewart. Age 25 - 35 Thelma - medium sized part, Sally - small part 





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