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90 seconds with: Single Spies director Rachel Kavanaugh

We gave Rachel Kavanaugh 90 seconds to tell us about Single Spies, currently running at Chichester Festival Theatre prior to a UK tour.

90 seconds with Rachel Kavanaugh

Posted by WhatsOnStage on Friday, 5 February 2016

Single Spies, which premiered in 1988 at the National Theatre, consists of two plays which take a wry look at the comprised situation of Cambridge spies Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt.

The cast includes Belinda Lang (The Glass Menagerie) as Coral Browne and the Queen, David Robb (Downton Abbey) as Anthony Blunt and Nicholas Farrell (Torchwood) as Guy Burgess.

An Englishman Abroad follows exiled spy Burgess and his chance meeting with actress Coral Browne in Moscow, and A Question of Attribution, focuses on Soviet spy Anthony Blunt's relationship with the Queen.

Single Spies runs in Chichester until 13 February, after which it will tour to Birmingham (17 to 27 February), Richmond (1 to 5 March), Canterbury (8 to 12 March), Newcastle (15 to 19 March), Oxford (21 to 26 March), Cheltenham (29 March to 2 April), Bath (4 to 9 April), Leeds (12 to 16 April), Salisbury (18 to 23 April) and Sheffield (26 to 30 April).