The UK Tour of Ben Brown’s new political drama, A SPLINTER OF ICE, will open on 8 June in Malvern and will tour until 31 July 2021.
The production, starring Oliver Ford Davies as Graham Greene and Stephen Boxer as Kim Philby and directed by Alan Strachan with Alastair Whatley, has also been filmed on stage at the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre and will be released online via originaltheatreonline.com from 15 April until 31 July 2021. Whilst Sara Crowe will play Rufa Philby in the online version, she is unavailable for the tour, so the casting for Rufa on tour is to be confirmed.
Moscow 1987 and the cold war begins to thaw. After declining his offer for more than 30 years, novelist Graham Greene travels into the heart of the Soviet Union to meet with his old MI6 boss, Kim Philby. Under the watchful eye of Russian memoirist and Philby’s last wife, Rufa, the two men set about catching up on old times. With a new world order breaking out around them, how much did the writer of The Third Man know about Philby’s secret life as a spy and did Philby betray his friend as well as his country?
Ben Brown’s new political drama explores an unlikely friendship; a friendship interwoven with deceit and loyalty.
8 – 12 June MALVERN Festival Theatre
15 – 19 June GUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
21 – 26 June MOLD Theatr Clwyd
28 June – 3 July BATH Theatre Royal
13 – 17 July EDINBURGH King’s Theatre
26 – 31 July SOUTHAMPTON, MAST Mayflower Studios