David Jason to lead special livestream

David Jason, Stephanie Cole and Anton Lesser at to star in a one-off livestreamed rehearsed reading of A Cold Supper Behind Harrod’s.

The trio originally starred in the play for BBC Radio 4 in 2012.

They will take to the stage at for one night only for a semi-staged, rehearsed reading to be live streamed from the Oxford Playhouse at 7.30pm on Friday 11th June.

50 years after the war that first brought them together, three Special Operations Executive agents meet once again to record interviews for a television documentary investigating the murder of their colleague at the hands of the Gestapo. 

As Leo, Vera and John wait to be interviewed in a beautiful English garden, drinking tea and doing the crossword, pleasantries give way to deeper, darker subjects, including their own conduct during the war. A web of lies, self-deception and guilt begins to emerge.

David Jason will play John Harrison, Stephanie Cole Vera Atkins and Anton Lesser Leo Marks.  Also in the cast will be Saffron Coomber and Lucy Doyle.

Speaking about the one-off performance, David Jason said: “I am delighted to be working once again on the play A Cold Supper Behind Harrods. Although our audience will be a virtual one, I look forward to joining with Stephanie Cole and Anton Lesser in bringing this play to life once more.  What a great project to gently kick-start a return to what I enjoy doing the most and working with talented people.”

More details are available at originaltheatreonline.com.

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