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A Cold Supper Behind Harrods

A Cold Supper Behind Harrods

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For one night only - a star-studded play reading, streamed live on stage from Oxford Playhouse.

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Fifty years after the war that brought them together, three Special Operations Executive agents meet to record interviews for a television documentary.

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. A web of self-deception, lies and guilt begins to emerge. Only when all three are about to leave for London in a taxi, for “a cold supper behind Harrods” does the disturbing truth emerge.

 David Morley’s heart-stopping play stars national treasure and 4-time BAFTA Award-winner David Jason, Stephanie Cole and Anton Lesser with Saffron Coomber and Lucy Doyle

Produced by the award-winning Original Theatre Company, whose recent successes include hit online productions of Birdsong and The Haunting of Alice Bowles and stage productions including the five-star revival of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art

The production will be followed by a Q&A with the cast and creative team.

Once you've booked...
The performance will be streamed directly via a special streaming site in partnership with Original Theatre Online.

To log in to access the performance, please visit:

You will simply need to log in with the email address and password you use to log into your Oxford Playhouse account. Please log into to the site 30 minutes before the performance starts to ensure everything is working properly. 

Please Note: You should only book ONE ticket for this event, as the way to watch this event is via your Oxford Playhouse account log-in. This means that only one ticket may be booked per customer account. Your Oxford Playhouse log-in cannot be shared. 

Duration: 45mins with no interval

If you booked a ticket before noon on Thu 10 Jun, you should have now received your performance link, otherwise it will appear on your e-ticket.

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By David Morley
Starring David Jason, Stephanie Cole, Anton Lesser
with Saffron Coomber and Lucy Doyle

Closed Captioning
Optional Closed Captioning is available for this livestream.

Age Guideline 12+


Important Booking Information

You will need to use your Oxford Playhouse login details to access this performance. If you need to reset your password and are having issues, please click through for further instructions.

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