Presented by Em Lou Productions

The nerve agent worked liked they said, and now it’s time to tidy-up.

Scoop the condom from the toilet, wipe surfaces for DNA, zip the body into the sports bag Zac's Russian minders provided.

By this evening this wetjob will be history, and Zac will be on the Eurostar heading back to safety in Budapest.

Behind him in London a GCHQ agent will lie dead and undiscovered.

The guy made a simple mistake: he didn't know that this hook-up would be his last.

Inspired by the still-unsolved 2010 murder of GCHQ agent Gareth Williams, Kompromat is a tense drama of double agents and our capacity for self-deception played out against a high-stakes game of love.

Written by David Thame and directed by multiple award-winner Peter Darney (5 Guys Chillin').

Theatre & Performance
Varies23 Jan — 03 Feb
Brick Hall - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
Combo OfferDramaLGBTQ+Member OfferPlay
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About the company

Em Lou Productions

David Thame (writer) works as a freelance journalist. Previous theatre includes Dancing (Three Minute Theatre, Manchester, 2017), Changing Room (Arundel Festival 2017, Winner of the Joy Goun Award) and London/Bundapest (Arcola, 2017). He has also written a highly praised collection of gay Manchester stories, Canal Street Gothic.

Peter Darney (director) wrote and directed the award winning 5 Guys Chillin' which won the Best LGBT Production award at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival, winner of the Brighton Fringe LGBTQ Award, and double award winner at last years Dublin international Gay Theatre Festival. It had a sell-out run at last years Edinburgh Fringe Festival, from whence it transferred to SoHo Playhouse Off Broadway. He recently directed High Ridin' by James Hogan at the Kings Head Theatre, Free and Proud, a new play by New York writer Charles Gershman, which played Theatre 503 and The Assembly Festival before transferring to the Kings Head Theatre. His recent production of James Dean Is Dead has been nominated for a "Best Play" Broadway World Award.


Writer: David Thame
Director: Peter Darney

Zac: Max Rinehart

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