19:45, Tue 7th – Sat 11th February 2006 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 3
The genesis of a Cambridge spy is as thrilling, disturbing and moving as you probably never imagined. Forget BBC teatime dramas. This play gives us an arrestingly intimate vision of those infamous figures as teenage boys, with all their wit, passion, swagger, sex drive and dreams. Julian Mitchell's play magnifies the furious drama of any adolescence into a disarming social and political diatribe. He illuminates the absurdity and barbarity of a 1930s public education, showing us the scandalous consequences of such an upbringing, not only for these boys, but for our country.