19:00, Tue 28th April – Sat 2nd May 2020 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 1
'And in all the important things I did conform. "How can he be a spy? He goes to my tailor."'
Famous actress Coral Browne is on tour in Moscow in 1958 when infamous English spy Guy Burgess barges into her dressing room and throws up in her sink. The two Cambridge graduates meet for lunch the following day to discuss all things comfort, culture and civility.
With secret police following their every move, and Soviet-UK relations at an all-time low, Guy invites Coral to navigate the streets of Moscow with one motive: the obtaining of a new English suit from his tailor in London. Based on a true story, Alan Bennett's An Englishman Abroad is a powerful probing of British values and our place in history.