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In An Englishman Abroad
, actress Coral Browne receives an intoxicated visitor to her dressing room in a Moscow theatre. He's a familiar, upper-class Englishman - the disgraced double-agent Guy Burgess. Invited to dine at his flat, she is given one simple instruction - 'bring a tape measure'. A Question of Attribution
follows Anthony Blunt, esteemed art historian and Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures. A chance encounter with the Queen leads to a sharp exchange of wits, but will he reveal to her what would later be revealed to the world - that the man who worked in the heart of her household was also a Soviet spy?Performers James Clyde (Burgess/Chubb), Ed Coopoer Clark (Philips), Melanie Jessop (Coral Browne/HMQ), Joe Marsh (Tolya/Colin), Simon Wright (Shop Assistant/Restorer), David Yelland (Tailor/Blunt).
Author Alan Bennett. Producer The Watermill. Director Jamie Glover. Design Andrew D Edwards. Lighting Richard Howell.
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