Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

  • 2016-2018
  • Underbelly (Edinburgh Festival), Drayton Arms (London), Théâtre de Ménilmontant (Paris), national tour

Mid-calf, navy blue day dress with pearl buttons by Victor Stiebel. Dove-grey tweed jacket and fox stole by House of Hartnell. Hat by Elsa Schiaparelli. Perfect for luncheons, jaunts around town and spying on fascists.

Lady Pamela More, fashion columnist and socialite, is recruited by MI5 to keep notes on Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, suspected to be colluding with the German Embassy. But Pamela suddenly realises that what began as an adventure has led to a deadly struggle for power in a world in the shadow of war.

Directed by Jessica Beck

Dunn’s phenomenal acting skills still make for a strong and entertaining show, especially when combined with the fantastic writing. The parallels with the current political situation in Europe are obvious but subtly acknowledged, and a powerful, emotional conclusion very nicely wraps up an otherwise action-packed storyline.

★★★★The List

Seamed stockings, spies and dinner at the embassy: there’s an unapologetic glamour to Sarah Sigal’s one-person play, which trips through the highest social echelons of pre-war London … a little jewel of a period drama

★★★★Fest Mag

What an absolute hoot of a show. Funny and clever, beautifully acted, well paced and sharply written. A genuinely funny piece delivered with great panache.

★★★★UK Theatre Web