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a spy thriller by Dawn King
24 – 27 April 2019

Audition: Saturday 2 February 2019 at 2pm

Directed by David Pascoe

‘Most of what she told me about herself is a cover story. She is a British Intelligence Officer. How far would she go to get information out of me? The answer is, quite far.’

A young woman is found dead. Her sister sets out to find out what really happened, and stumbles into a world of secrets and subterfuge that makes her question who Justine really was. How well can you ever know someone who lies for a living?

Ciphers is a smart and provocative thriller about spies and double agents.

‘an ingenious spy thriller... echoes of le Carré...’ The Guardian


JUSTINE, a member of the Security Services. Late 20s
KERRY, a gallery manager. Justine’s sister. Early 30s
KAI, an artist. Late 20s/early 30s
KAREEM, a youth worker. Late 20s/early 30s
SUNITA, Justine’s boss. 30s/early 40s
ANOUSHKA, a businesswoman. Kai’s wife. 30s/40s
KOPLOV, a Russion diplomat. Late 50s/60s
PETER, Justine and Kerry’s dad. Late 50s/60s

There is the opportunity for some of the roles to be doubled up.

>Download character notes


>Download Justine and Anoushka
>Download Kai and Anoushka
>Downlaod Kai, Justine and Anoushka
>Download Kareem and Justine 1
>Download Kareem and Justine 2
>Download Koplov and Justine 1
>Download Koplov and Justine 2
>Download Peter and Kerry
>Download Sunita and Kerry 1
>Download Sunita and Kerry 2

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