Spy for Spy, Kieron Barry’s innovative new play will premiere at Riverside Studios this Summer.
This innovative romantic comedy, featuring an all-female creative team, allows the audience the chance to create the structure of the show each night. Performed like a playlist – no two performances will be the same.
The play follows the story of Sarah and Molly, two Californians who love each other but have little else in common. Their journey is recounted in a random order, with scenes ranging from heart-wrenching drama to laugh-out-loud comedy. As the audience chooses the order in which the scenes are performed, no two performances will be the same.
Director Lucy Jane Atkinson described the play as an “exciting experiment in form” and said she was thrilled to be working on such a “beautiful piece of writing”. The play is produced by Feather Productions and TeamAkers, who are making their first foray into theatre.
The creative team behind Spy for Spy consists of Atkinson as director, Bethia Jane Green as designer, Holly Ellis as lighting designer, and Anna Short as sound designer. The play features an all-female team, a rarity in the male-dominated world of theatre.
Barry, the play’s writer, said he was intrigued by the disparity between how we experience events and how we remember them. He wanted to create a play that would recreate the chaotic sensations of recollection and explore the question of whether we were truly loved.
Full casting for the play will be announced shortly.
Spy for Spy promises to be a thought-provoking and entertaining theatrical experience. The show runs from 15 June until 2 July 2023 at Riverside Studios.