World Premiere

Farm Hall



9 March -
8 April 2023


“It was never about the Reich or the war. It was about physics.”

Summer 1945. Hitler is dead, but the Pacific war rages on. Meanwhile, six of Germany’s top nuclear scientists are detained at a stately home in the Cambridge countryside, with only redacted newspapers, a broken piano and a copy of Blithe Spirit to pass the time. But when news arrives from across the globe that rocks Farm Hall to its core, the residents have no idea that their every word is overheard.

This captivating world premiere dramatises the true story recorded inside the bugged walls of Farm Hall between July 1945 and January 1946. Stephen Unwin, former Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre and the Rose Theatre Kingston, returns to JST to direct Katherine Moar’s debut play.


Farm Hall transfers to Theatre Royal Bath from 12 – 15 April – Tickets










Archie Backhouse
Archie’s extensive theatre appearances include Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Arcola, and the Yard. He recently starred in Netflix’s acclaimed series The Sandman.
Daniel Boyd
Daniel has appeared in several productions at the RSC and Theatre Royal Bath. His extensive TV credits include the BBC’s Hollow Crown & Misfits.
Alan Cox
Alan Cox previously appeared at Jermyn Street Theatre as Leopold Bloom in Ulysses, Heisenberg in Farm Hall and Godfrey Daybrook in Love All. He recently starred in Uncle Vanya at the Hampstead Theatre and is known for his role as Dr Watson in the Barry Levinson production Young Sherlock Holmes.
Julius D’Silva
Julius recently starred on the West End as Lance in & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Other appearances have included What’s New Pussycat, The Producers, Made in Dagenham, and The Crown on Netflix.
Forbes Masson
Forbes was most recently seen at JST in Farm Hall. He has worked with theatres such as the RSC, Chichester Festival Theatre, and the Globe. Other theatre appearances include multiple roles in Rebecca Frecknall’s acclaimed production of Summer and Smoke (2018).
David Yelland
Von Laue
David returns to Jermyn Street Theatre after his appearance in All Our Children, also directed by Stephen Unwin. He has recently appeared in Netflix’s The Diplomat

Katherine Moar
Stephen Unwin
Ceci Calf
Ben Ormerod
Lighting Designer
John Leonard
Sound Designer
Ginny Schiller CDG
Casting Director
Millie Gaston
Assistant Director
Daisy Francis-Bryden
Stage Manager
Fae Hochgemuth
Assistant Stage Manager
Lauren Savill
Costume Supervisor
Jodie Underwood
Lighting Programmer


“Riveting drama”
The Guardian
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“A thoroughly absorbing series of vignettes”
The Times
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“Interesting, well-written, thought-provoking, and sheds light on a slice of history that's rarely discussed”
Broadway World
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“Fascinating stuff”
The Daily Mail
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“The performances are terrific”
Spy in the Stalls
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“An outstanding piece”
North West End
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