The play is set during WWII. The key characters are Brendan Bracken, who was Minister of Information under Churchill and William Joyce, who was residing in the Third Reich serving as an English speaking mouthpiece for Nazism on German Radio. The collaborator was honored with a service medal by the Führer. While both are actual historical figures, the play is fictional. Doublecross is highly theatrical, with one actor playing Bracken and Joyce. All the other characters are played by two additional actors and there are speeches spoken directly to the audience.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 7M/4F


Original or Prominent Production: Guildhall, Derry, 1986
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Original Language: English

Faber and Faber, London, 1986

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