This is a fictional account of events in 1961/62 leading up to
the arrest of two Americans, Helen & Peter Kroger, who were
convicted of spying for the Russians and sentenced to twenty years
imprisonment. Bob, Barbara & Julie Jackson live opposite the Krogers, who they believe are Canadians and
have become their closest friends. Stewart arrives,
announces that he is from MI5 and quietly coerces the
Jacksons into allowing their house to be used as a
surveillance post. The months that follow turn their decent,
happy life into a nightmare as the truth about their much
loved friends unfolds.
This Two Act play
takes place in a suburb of London during the autumn and winter of
is set in the home of Bob & Barbara Jackson and the main events are
There will be a
interval at the end of Act I.