19 no. saves icon · New Writing, Contemporary, Fringe Theatre

Part of VAULT Festival 2019

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26 January 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“What really happened to the MI6 spy Gareth Williams whose body was found in a sports bag? David Thame speculates and does it without sensationalism in this tense pas de deux of loneliness, death and regret.”


The nerve agent worked liked they said, and now it’s time to tidy-up.

Scoop the condom from the toilet, wipe surfaces for DNA, zip the body into the sports bag Zac's Russian minders provided.

By this evening this wetjob will be history, and Zac will be on the Eurostar heading back to safety in Budapest.

Behind him in London a GCHQ agent will lie dead and undiscovered.

The guy made a simple mistake: he didn't know that this hook-up would be his last.

Inspired by the still-unsolved 2010 murder of GCHQ agent Gareth Williams, Kompromat is a tense drama of double agents and our capacity for self-deception played out against a high-stakes game of love.

Written by David Thame and directed by multiple award-winner Peter Darney (5 Guys Chillin').

Age Guidance 15+

Critic reviews

Director Peter Darney builds a sexually charged show, at times tipping into gratuitous nudity but delivering the story effectively

Broadway World

This intriguing tale of deceit, denial and desire makes for a compelling hour as we watch a killer and his victim play out their final hours together

West End Wilma

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 23 Jan - Sun 3 Feb, 4.40pm & 7.40pm


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