Midnight in Moscow

By Dean Parker

15 APR - 4 MAY 2013 — Drama



Auckland Theatre Company


Aotea Centre






Moscow, 1947. Love. Lies. Spies. The New Zealand embassy becomes embroiled in intrigue when rumors emerge that there is a spy in their midst. Loyalties to self, each other and country are tested as suspicion swirls around a group of Kiwis a world away from home. Stylish and captivating, this new play from Dean Parker presents a side of New Zealand seldom seen on stage.

"Seamless interweaving of an intriguing plot and interesting personal stories…Entertaining and thought-provoking." - The Press

"An engaging and often highly entertaining insight into life at the embassy… Bravo!" - Theatreview

"Audiences here are well overdue for a play from award-winning Auckland playwright Dean Parker. With plays like Greek Fire, Tonite Let's All Make Love in London, Baghdad, Baby! and The Perfumed Garden, Dean has been examining Kiwis at political hot spots abroad for some time. However, Midnight In Moscow is one of his best. Part spy thriller, part comedy of manners, part political debate, it's a fascinating, cleverly-crafted, incisive and entertaining exploration of betrayal, set at a turning point in the history of the 20th century. Its premiere production at Christchurch's Court Theatre lasted only two performances after its season was cut short by the February 22nd earthquake, so it's our great pleasure to be able to include it as one of the highlights in our 2013 season." - Colin