AN award-winning double bill of one-act plays about two of the UK's most notorious spies is being staged by local drama enthusiasts.

Single Spies by Alan Bennett won the 1990 Olivier Award for best comedy.

The play is being performed at The Green Room Theatre in Wilmslow from April 2-9.

An Englishman Abroad follows spy Guy Burgess and his meeting in Moscow with actress Coral Browne.

A Question of Attribution focuses on Soviet spy Anthony Blunt’s relationship with the Queen.

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Burgess and Blunt were members of the infamous Cambridge spies.

Bennett’s play chronicles their extraordinary lives, secret identities, police interrogations and encounters with the Queen.

Helen Bingle, who directs An Englishman Abroad, said: “Double agent Guy Burgess played by Paul Lewis, defected to the Soviets and is living in Moscow.

“But when he is visited by the actress Coral Browne, played by Jane Newman, Burgess entrusts her with a top secret mission of her own.”

Linda Batson, director of A Question of Attribution, said: “This play reveals that Sir Anthony Blunt, played by John Westbrook, was an accepted member of the Establishment.

“As surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, he was on friendly terms with Her Majesty, played by Gemma Duncan.

“But with a questionable painting on his hands and a policeman in his office, Blunt’s latest trip to Buckingham Palace is looking awkward.”

Tickets priced £8 for members, £10 full price are available from the box office on 01625 540933 or