Co-producer of Spy for Spy, Suranne Jones will host a special Q&A event on Saturday 24 June after the 7.30 pm show.
STARRING OLIVE GRAY AND AMY LENNOX!
Sarah and Molly are two Californians who love each other – and that’s all they have in common. As the uptight lawyer and the free-spirited dreamer strive to make their improbable relationship work, we see them break up, meet the parents, move in together and fall in love – all in a completely random sequence.
Spy for Spy is a romantic comedy with a difference; a drama performed like a playlist with the scenes shuffled in a random order.
Spy for Spy asks if our lives make more sense in the wrong order, and if there is any logic to love as it zigzags from moving drama to laugh-out-loud comedy.
Can we have love without grief? Is honesty nothing more than cruelty? Is intimacy just spying?
"funny, heartfelt, and surprisingly gut-punching" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Broadway World
"Kieron Barry’s writing is perfection" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Theatre Talk
"a gentle, poignant power"...the two actors share a warm, crackly chemistry". ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Stage
"Lennox and Gray have terrific chemistry together, fully capturing the push and pull of relationships" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Recs
"the sizzling tension between these two actors alone is worth the price of admission." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ All That Dazzles
You might be aware that the show is ‘curated’ every night by the audience. Audience members will have the opportunity to select the order in which the scenes are performed, meaning that every night will be different. We would ask, therefore, that you assemble, should you wish to participate in the selection process, at the Box Office of Riverside Studios at 6.55pm.
Olive Gray (they/them) can currently be seen starring as Miranda Keyes in the Paramount+ series HALO alongside Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone. It was released at the end of March 2022 and begins shooting a second season this year. In 2020 was seen in the lead role (Grace) opposite Lennie James in the second series of Sky Atlantic’s SAVE ME TOO for which they received fantastic reviews. Before that they were seen playing one of the lead roles (Jess) in BBC1 4-part series DARK MONEY opposite Jill Halfpenny and Babou Ceesay. Other notable credits include Max Minghella’s directing debut TEEN SPIRT which premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, Channel 4’s limited comedy/drama PURE opposite Joe Cole and Niamh Algar, Netflix series SEX EDUCATION and BBC comedy HOME FROM HOME with Johnny Vegas. They are a graduate of Guildhall drama school and is also a musician.
Amy Lennox (she/her) is most famous for playing the lead role of Sally Bowles in CABARET at the Playhouse Theatre. Her other theatrical credits include the original West End productions of LEGALLY BLONDE and KINKY BOOTS for which she was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical. She played Ellie in the David Bowie and Enda Walsh musical LAZARUS when it played a limited season at the Kings Cross Theatre. For this, she was nominated for the Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. In 2019, she joined the main cast of HOLBY CITY where she played the role of Chloe Goddard for three years.
Kieron Barry, Writer
Kieron Barry’s play Stockwell was described by The Times in its five-star review as ‘more gripping than anything else in London theatre’ and by the Daily Express as ‘the most important play of the year.’ The play also prompted his nomination for an Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright. His play Tomorrow In The Battle enjoyed three runs in New York with The New York Times describing it as ‘white-hot passion with poetic style to spare… an erotic lyricism not seen since Damage.’ His play Numbers was featured in Lucy Kerber’s book 100 Great Plays for Women alongside works by Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams and Euripides. He is published by Samuel French.
Feather Productions is an award-winning venture set up in 2005 by writer Tim Whitnall and producer Anna Murphy.
TeamAkers Productions is the joint venture of writer/producer Laurence Akers and actor/producer Suranne Jones.
Lucy Jane Atkinson, Director
Lucy Jane Atkinson is an award-winning director of new writing. A graduate of LAMDA’s Post Graduate Director’s course, and a member of the National Theatre’s Directors course 2021. Her work focusses on new writing, and in 2018 she was named as number 1 on The Stage’s Top Talents To Watch, which stated “her direction is acutely sensitive to the shifting energy of the writing. Evident but never overbearing.”
Selected credits: Barriers (National Theatre), A Hundred Words For Snow (Trafalgar Studios, Winner: Offie Best Actress. Nominated: Offie Best Director, Best New Play), The Sleeping Sword (Watermill Theatre), Testament (ViaBrooklyn, New York, Winner: BroadwayWorld Best Director 2022), Meat (Theatre503), Girls & Boys (Here For Now, Ontario), A Great Big Wooly Mammoth Thawing From The Ice, I & You (Burning Coal, North Carolina), The Snow Queen (Brighton Open Air Theatre), Anguis, Phoenix, Joshua (& Me) (Edinburgh Fringe), Something Awful, Vespertilio, A HundredWords For Snow, Cause, Secondbests, Testament (VAULT Festival), Oil And Matter (Bunker theatre), The Enchantment (HERE Arts Centre, New York). As Staff Director: Middle (National Theatre)
Bethia Jane Green - Designer
Holly Ellis - Lighting Designer
Anna Short - Sound Designer
Sean Laing - Production Manager
Nell Thomas - DSM
Amy Moore - ASM