Havana, Cuba! A Cold War world of suspicion, suspense and silliness. Amidst the sultry climes of Havana our heroes twirl, twitch and tango away from enemy agents, MI6 and the truth. Jim Wormold, a run-of-the-mill vacuum cleaner salesman turned accidental spy, resorts to fabricating ludicrous military reports in order to save his business and satisfy his decadent daughter, beginning a hilarious and improbable rise to the top of the British Secret Service. By popular demand, Spies Like Us return with their award-winning sell-out hit which will leave you gasping for breath and an ice-cold daiquiri.
Catch Spies Like Us next show before anyone else at VAULT Festival! 'Speed Dial (Work in Progress)' 6th - 7th March.
SELL-OUT Edinburgh Festival Fringe Show 2017
WINNER of Theatre Weekly's 'Best Fringe Debut' award 2017
***** "Unmissable... This wouldn't be out of place on the West End" - Everything Theatre
***** “If you are a fan of spy thrillers, British comedies or loved The 39 Steps, then this is the show for you” – British Theatre Guide
**** “Quite simply, a joy” - Broadway Baby
**** “An incredibly funny production” - Theatre Weekly
**** "An immensely enjoyable theatrical experience" - The 730 Review
Spies Like Us is an ensemble physical theatre company comprised of seven Young Pleasance graduates which started as part of the Pleasance Futures’ XYP initiative. With a combined total of 31 Edinburgh and London fringe runs between them, Spies Like Us was formed to produce Our Man in Havana, our award-winning, sell-out debut show which played at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as the Pleasance’s 2017 XYP company.
In 2018, Spies Like Us returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their award-winning adaptation of Woyzeck which won Theatre Weekly's Best Physical Theatre Award 2018 and Voice Magazine's Pick Of The Fringe 2018 and subsequently went on to tour in London and regionally.
Their last show Murder On The Dancefloor, their first original work, was highly acclaimed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. They are one of New Diorama Theatre's Emerging Companies 2019-2020.
The company is committed to producing endlessly inventive theatre with a focus on devised visual storytelling and ensemble performance which puts movement at the forefront of the narrative; a style that has captured our collective imaginations having learnt from Young Pleasance’s trademark style.Book Now
Everything Theatre ***** "Unmissable... This wouldn't be out of place on the West End"
British Theatre Guide ***** "A proper romp which is executed with ease”
Broadway Baby **** "Quite simply a joy... I've rarely seen physical theatre done this seamlessly"
Theatre Weekly **** "An incredibly funny production"
The 730 Review **** "An immensely enjoyable theatrical experience"
WINNER of Theatre Weekly's 'Best Fringe Debut 2017’
SELL-OUT Edinburgh Festival Fringe show 2017
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