Spying and secrecy seem to be cropping up as we head into summer, with a number of shows taking on these themes. At the forefront we’ve got Operation Black Antler on at HOME, which puts national security powers in your hands. As for HUSH HUSH at The Lowry…well, we’ve already said too much.
DEPART at Stanley Park in Blackpool deals with secrecy of a happier sort, as a public place becomes a magical forest full of incredible performances just waiting to be discovered. Scorch, too, plays with ideas of hiding – only in this case it is a person’s true identity that is being concealed.
Here are our picks
Operation Black Antler is an immersive theatre piece where questions of national security are put in your hands. How far will you push your power and is it okay to spy on your fellow citizens? You decide.
Created by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from Underworld and playwright Simon Stephens, Fatherland is a bold, ambitious show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions.