The full cast joining Finty Williams and Jasper Britton in a revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies at the Menier Chocolate Factory has been announced. When it premiered in the ‘80s, Pack of Lies starred husband and wife Judi Dench and Michael Williams as Ruth and Bill Search who find themselves at the centre of an investigation into the Portland Soviet spy ring with their daughter Gay Search. Directed by Hannah Chissick, Dench and Williams’ daughter Finty Williams will play Ruth, while Britton plays Bill.
This is the sort of play that was once a staple of the West End: a well-made, old-fashioned drama, full of heart and craft, that could open there 'cold', without a prior run in a subsidised or independent theatre like the Menier, and run for a year. The original production in 1983 starred husband and wife team Michael Williams and Judi Dench at the same time they were starring together in the... Read more