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.