David Thame has created a neat drama in Kompromat, but its explicit relationship to such a complex story, with real consequences for people who are very much alive, leaves a lingering sense that this speculative play allows the writer both to have his cake and to eat it.
The 2010 ‘spy in the bag’ murder is the inspiration behind Kompromat, a new play by David Thame which imagines the murderer using a honey trap to ensnare his victim.
Kompromat at the Vaults Festival is a thoughtful production with warm performances that distracts its audience with missed marks.
Peter Darney is currently directing gay crime thriller Kompromat by David Thame, which was inspired by the 2010 ‘spy in the bag’ murders and opens at the Vault Festival this week.
Starting off 2019 with plenty of theatre in the diary, these are the nine plays Rev Stan is particularly looking forward to seeing.