Tuesday, 19 January 2010

A Morning with Guy Burgess

Guy Burgess has been played on stage, television and film more than any of the other spies of his era. Perhaps the most famous impersonation came in "An Englishman Abroad", with Alan Bates in the role by written by erstwhile P-P speaker Alan Bennett.

But let's not forget Anthony Hopkins, who gave his best in Blunt, a tv film from 1986.

Not to mention Tom Hollander, who played him in Cambridge Spies.

A hard act to follow? Not when you're as supertalented as Johnny Hansler. In a script from our Chairman John Morrison we have a cast that would do the National proud - Jackie Stirling, Phil Philmar, Daniel Dresner, Pete Picton, Niall-Spooner Harvey, Tim Gambrell, Silas Hawkins, and Anthea Courtenay playing such the likes of Kim Philby, Tom Driberg and Donald Maclean.

If you're not there at 7.45 next Monday, then you won't have the opportunity in years' to come of saying "I went to the very first reading of that, you know" at this lovely little pub called the Green Man.

Be there.

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