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Against the backdrop of peace negotiations after the Great War, we are taken behind the scenes at the Foreign Office. Overseen by the imperious Charles Raven, the men in his office engage in "office games" of petty one-upmanship and bullying, mostly at the expense of their meek and fervently religious colleague Wilkes. This simmering boredom is alleviated when Raven's is "carpeted" over a missing "O" in an important cabinet briefing. When blame for this unforgivable error is shifted to the typist Rose Browne, she attempts to keep her job using the only methods she feels are available to her. Blackmail, adultery and suspected espionage ensue and the innocent horseplay that makes up all their office lives threatens to turn very nasty. Office Games
evokes a time when honour and loyalty to one's country were paramount, class distinctions were embedded in the national psyche...and it was career suicide to get involved with a girl from the typing pool!Performers Adam Rickitt, Charlie Brooks, Richard O'Callaghan, Mel Raido, Adam Croasdell, Robin Browne.
Author Trevor Baxter. Producer Bill Kenwright. Director Guy Retallack. Design Christopher Richardson. Lighting Douglas Kuhrt.
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