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I Spy Classic Graham Greene At The Grand

Our Man In Havana

Fresh from their successful staging of Travels With My Aunt at The Grand in the autumn Creative Cow are back at the theatre this week with another Graham Green classic – Our Man In Havana.

Our Man In Havana tells the story of a luckless vacuum cleaner who get sucked (pun presumably intended) into a world of espionage and double agents.  Although this play about spies and covert intelligence operations is almost 60 years old viewers will find many of the themes still highly relevant today.

The play has many other parallels with Graham Greene’s own life.  This includes his obsession with travelling, often to the most dangerous spots on the planet, but also his secret service work, his brushes with criminals and his constant itinerancy among others.

Actor and co-founder member of Creative Cow Theatre Company, Katherine Senior says “After the success we had with Greene’s Travels With My Aunt last year, the Greene estate offered us the rights to Our Man in Havana and we thought it the perfect accompanying piece to follow Travels.

“We’re delighted to be taking another popular Greene play on tour and we know our audiences will love it!  We’ve had great fun producing this clever adaptation by Clive Francis and he has been very much involved in the process.

“We feel we’ve taken the company to a new level with it – working with set, lighting and sound designers and a new team of actors to bring a fresh, new creativity adding to the audience experience.  We’re very much looking forward to returning to Blackpool with another Greene classic.”

So if you got to see Travels With My Aunt you know you are in good hands, and if you didn’t now is your chance to catch up with a theatre company who do full justice to the work of one this country’s greatest authors.

Our Man In Havana runs from 4 to 6 May, nightly at 7.30 with a Saturday matinee at 2pm on the 6. Tickets start from £16.50, with under 26 tickets from £12.50 for selected performances. Tickets are available from blackpoolgrand.co.uk, or by phone on (01253) 290190.

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