VIDEO Preview: Pack of Lies at The Stables Theatre in Hastings

In 1961, Helen and Peter Kroger were sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for spying for the Russians. The case was to become known as that of the Portland Spy Ring.

The events unfold as, in a quiet London suburb, a man from MI5 asks to use a neighbour’s home opposite the Krogers for surveillance – and the unsuspecting Jackson family are thrown into turmoil.

Pack of Lies is on at The Stables Theatre in Hastings Friday 13 to Saturday 21 May. SUS-161105-144903001

Pack of Lies is on at The Stables Theatre in Hastings Friday 13 to Saturday 21 May. SUS-161105-144903001

Pack of Lies follows the nightmare months leading up to the arrests when the shattering truth about the Jacksons’ closest friends is revealed to them. The strain of the deception brings Barbara Jackson to breaking point with the agonising realisation that the Krogers have betrayed her and she, in turn, is betraying the Krogers.

Stables’ favourites Bill Allender and Phil Blurton join a talented cast bringing this extraordinary, true story to life.

Friday 13 to Saturday 21 May at 7.30pm. Sunday 15 May at 3pm · No performance Monday.

Pack of Lies, by Hugh Whitemore, is a Stables Theatre production directed by Carol Hunt.

Pack of Lies is on at The Stables Theatre in Hastings Friday 13 to Saturday 21 May. SUS-161105-144954001

Pack of Lies is on at The Stables Theatre in Hastings Friday 13 to Saturday 21 May. SUS-161105-144954001

Adults £13 · Under-18s and groups £10 · Members £8 · £2 off first-night tickets

Book online or call the box office on 01424 423221.

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Pack of Lies is on at The Stables Theatre in Hastings Friday 13 to Saturday 21 May. SUS-161105-144941001

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Pack of Lies is on at The Stables Theatre in Hastings Friday 13 to Saturday 21 May. SUS-161105-144928001

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Pack of Lies is on at The Stables Theatre in Hastings Friday 13 to Saturday 21 May. SUS-161105-144916001

Pack of Lies is on at The Stables Theatre in Hastings Friday 13 to Saturday 21 May. SUS-161105-144916001