"Pack of Lies" by Hugh Whitemore - June 1996


Directed by David Darby

Produced by Christine Jackson

The Cast (in order of appearance)

Bob Jackson

Geoff Halfnight

Barbara Jackson

Pam Thompson

Julie Jackson

Ella Wharton

Helen Kroger

Linda Godfrey

Peter Kroger

Steve Godfrey


Stan Harbidge


Liz Loach


Sheila Cridge

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
1960-61. It is set in the home of Bob & Barbara Jackson and the main events are true. There will be a 15 minute interval at the end of Act I.

The Production Team

Stage Manager

Michael Geisow


Sarah Taylor &


Ailsa Warren


Annette Ayers

Sound & Lighting

Clive Holland,


James Spencer


Gill Wingfield


Sue Jones


Maureen North

Set Construction

Cliff James


Group Members

Front of House

Anna & Christina Warrington


Ron & Joy Bennett


Kathleen Ready &


Group Members


Pam Thompson


Stan Harbidge