The Encounters Season

A Splinter Of Ice

BY BEN BROWN.
DIRECTED BY ALAN STRACHAN WITH ALASTAIR WHATLEY.
See It Safely
14 October -
30 October 2021

Overview

“One feels for a moment the sharp touch of the icicle in the heart.”

Moscow, 1987. As the Cold War begins to thaw, one of the great novelists of the twentieth century, Graham Greene, meets his old MI6 boss and notorious Soviet spy, Kim Philby. The two men raise their vodka glasses and talk about old times. How much did Greene know about Philby’s ways? Did the Red Spy betray his old friend as much as he did his own country? And who is listening in the room next door…?

A Splinter Of Ice arrives after an acclaimed national tour. Ben Brown‘s (Three Days in May) political drama is directed by Alan Strachan with Alastair Whatley, and stars Olivier Award winner Oliver Ford Davies (Game of Thrones) as Graham Greene, Stephen Boxer (The Crown) as Kim Philby, with Karen Ascoe as his wife Rufa.

A Co-production with Original Theatre

 

Socially Distanced performances

We are running socially distanced performances on Mondays for audiences who prefer some additional space.
Mon 18; 25 Oct 7.30pm

People

Oliver Ford Davies
Graham Greene
Stephen Boxer
Kim Philby
Karen Ascoe
Rufa Philby

Ben Brown
Writer
Alan Strachan
Director
Alastair Whatley
Director


Media

“Expertly calibrated performances…absorbing.”
The Times
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“A triumph.”
The Daily Mail
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Tickets

14 October -
30 October 2021

Monday to Saturday
7.30pm

Tuesday
3.30PM

Saturday
3.30pm

Running time: 120 minutes.

The Half £24 (£21 concessions) if booked before 22 September
Concessions available to 65+, theatre unions, Access needs, or Universal Credit