Play directory : Single Spies

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  • Author
    Alan Bennett
  • Written
    1988
  • Overview
    Single Spies consists of two acts, An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution.

    An Englishman Abroad is based on the true story of a chance meeting of an actress, Coral Browne, with Guy Burgess, a member of the Cambridge spy ring who worked for the Soviet Union whilst with MI6.

    A Question of Attribution is based on Anthony Blunt's role in the Cambridge Spy Ring and, as Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, personal art advisor to Queen Elizabeth II. It portrays his interrogation by MI5 officers, his work researching and restoring art, and his relationship with the Queen.