THE SECRET AGENT / Young Vic and National Tour

Secret terror cells, political conspiracy, police bungling, state-sponsored bomb plots… This is London, 1896.

Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s classic novel, The Secret Agent is theatre O’s heartbreaking chronicle of passion, betrayal and terrorism.

Set at a time of social upheaval and growing disparity between rich and poor, at the heart of this tale is a woman fighting to protect her young brother from exploitation and violence. The question we have to ask ourselves is; what has really changed?

In their trademark highly imaginative style – (‘vivid, enlightening, inventive and compelling’– The New York Times) – music, text and stunning movement collide in theatre O’s return to the stage after 5 years away.

The Secret Agent is created by theatre O and Matthew Hurt with the Company.

Assistant Director - Jemima James Choreographer - Eva Vilamitjana Costume Supervisor - Clio Alphas Composer- Marc Teitler Design (animation/illustration) - Paddy Molloy Design (lighting) - Anna Watson Design (set/costume) - Simon Daw Design (sound) - Gareth Fry Design (video) - Paddy Molloy & Simon Daw Director - Joseph Alford Devisers/Performers - Carolina Valdés, Dennis Herdman, George Potts, Helena Lymbery and Leander Deany Producer - Lucy Moore Production Manager - Helen Mugridge Stage Manager - Emma Mckie Writer - Matthew Hurt