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Full casting announced for Pack of Lies at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FULL casting has been announced for Pack of Lies, which runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from September 20 to November 17, 2018.

Joining previously announced Finty Williams and Jasper Britton are Sia Dauda (Flashdance), Alasdair Harvey (Sunday in the Park with George), Chris Larkin (Stevie), Macy Nyman (The Stepmother), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Fiddler on the Roof) and Natalie Walter (Jerusalem).

Previously Posted: Written by Hugh Whitemore and based on a true story, Pack of Lies runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from September 20 to November 17, 2018.

The Jacksons are a nice middle aged English couple. Their best friends are the Krogers, their Canadian neighbours. All is blissful in their world until a detective from Scotland Yard asks to use their house as an observation station to foil a Soviet spy ring operating in the area.

They are really put to the test when the detective asks them to help set a trap. Should they betray their friends… Or their country?

The cast includes Finty Williams, whose parents Judi Dench and Michael Williams starred in the original cast, and Jasper Britton.

Finty Williams’ theatre credits include The Divide (The Old Vic), Blithe Spirit (Mill at Sonning), Dinner with Friends (Park Theatre), The Vote and Luise Miller (Donmar Warehouse), Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Twelfth Night (National Theatre). Her films include Gosford Park, Mrs Brown and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Jasper Britton previously appeared at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Little Shop of Horrors. His theatre credits elsewhere include The Libertine (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Last Cigarette (Chichester Festival Theatre/Trafalgar Studios), Race and Private Lives (Hampstead Theatre) and Richard II, Henry IV, The Jew of Malta and Marat/Sade (RSC).

Hugh Whitemore, who died in July 2018 aged 82, also wrote the plays Stevie, Breaking the Code and The Best of Friends.

Pack of Lies is directed by Hannah Chissick and has set and costume design by Paul Farnsworth.