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5 - 23 DEC


SPY MOVIE: The Play!

£10 PREVIEWS/£13/£16


Matthew Howell & Jack Michael Stacey

production team

When all of the major studios in Hollywood reject his newest script, a frustrated screenwriter invites you, an audience of independent movie producers, to a one-night-only live presentation of… SPY MOVIE: The Play! (The greatest spy movie never made.)

From two of the minds behind The New Musketeers (Trinity Theatre) and stars of The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong (West End and UK Tour), SPY MOVIE: The Play! is a new hilarious love letter to spy films, the movie business and fringe theatre, brimming with laughs, thrills, and poorly executed commando rolls. 

We’d tell you the plot, but we’d have to kill you… and we haven’t finished it yet. 

Reviews for previous work:

★★★★★ ‘Slapstick, song, dance, wordplay, adventure and silliness combine in this gift of a show… guaranteed to please all ages.’ (West End Best Friend on The New Musketeers)

★★★★½ ‘Uncompromisingly, hilariously funny.’ (London Pub Theatre Magazine on A Sketch Too Far)

★★★★ ‘A stunning debut… a series of hilarious tirades hide a deeper exploration of artistry.’ (Broadway World on 100 Paintings)

️★★★★ ‘Cleverly written knock-about comedy…’ (Edinburgh Guide on Who The F*ck is Don Quixote!?)

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

The Writer

Emily Waters

Emily trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre Includes: Bleak Expectations (West End, Criterion Theatre); The Play That Goes Wrong (West End, Duchess Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guildford Shakespeare Company); The Gruffalo (Tall Stories, UK Tour); The Wind in the Willows (Calf2Cow, UK Tour); Water Borders (New Perspectives), Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing (The Three Inch Fools, UK Tour). Television includes: A Confession (ITV) Short film includes: Love Hurts. Emily has recently worked on a major video game as a motion capture artist.

The Producer

Theo Toksvig-Stewart

Theo trained at Drama Centre London. His theatre credits include Twelfth Night, Hamlet (Oddsocks Productions), Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Endless Second (Cut the Cord/Theatre503/Park Theatre), Once Upon a Mattress (Alecs Productions), The Croydon Avengers (Maya Productions), The Institute of Nus, N89 (Matchstick Theatre), and Silver Linings (English Touring Theatre). His television credits include Eastenders (BBC), and his music video credits include Arlo Parks’ Eugene (Spindle Films). Theo is also a multi-award nominated, internationally produced writer for stage, screen, and radio. He co-founded and is co-artistic director of neurodiverse led production company Yellow Hat Productions.

The Actress

Jo Hartland

Jo trained as an actor at Mountview in London. She’s also a writer, with her first film currently in post production. Previous acting work includes Eastenders (BBC), Holby City (BBC), Mike (Berlinale/Palm Springs), Dr Max (Studio Soho), Royal Court Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and Assembly Edinburgh. And all the Bond films. Every single one.

The Actor

Jack Michael Stacey

Jack is an actor and writer. His first play was shortlisted for Soho Theatre’s Verity Bargate Award, and he was the runner-up for the Sir Alec Guinness Award. His plays have been performed at Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, The Waterloo East, The Arcola, The Bread and Roses and The Hope and have been published by Renard Press and Methuen. His acting credits include Poldark (BBC), The New Musketeers (Trinity), The Play That Goes Wrong (West End) and Peter Pan Goes Wrong (UK Tour). He is currently recording bestselling historical fantasy series The Arrows of Albion by Jonathan Lunn (Audible) and can be seen as Prince Edward in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Netflix).


Matthew Howell & Jack Michael Stacey


Matthew Howell & Jack Michael Stacey

assistant director

Antonia Salib


Stephen Hyde

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