Everybody needs good neighbours . .

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A suburban housewife in 1960s England makes the chance discovery that her best friends and neighbours are Soviet spies and her home has become a surveillance post to enable British Government officials to spy on them.

Hugh Whitemore’s ‘Pack of Lies’, based on true events, looks at the role of ordinary citizens in today’s society.

The original West End productions starred Judi Dench and her husband Michael Williams. Dame Judi won the Laurence Olivier award and the play ran for almost a year. Whitemore later adapted ‘Pack of Lies’ for American TV and the play won three Emmy awards. Halifax Thespians are presenting the play, directed by Jeanne O’Rourke, at Halifax Playhouse from September 2 to 6 at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. The cast includes Penny Wadsworth, Alan Cunningham, Ian Byfield, Nick Turner and Kristina Liddicoat. Making their debut on the main stage are Melanie Duff, Gemma Hughes and Linda Kurowski. Call: 01422 365998 to book.