A HIGHLY anticipated production set between two of the most well-known names of the Cold War era will be staged at Theatr Clwyd this summer.

In A Splinter of Ice, as the cold war begins to thaw, an extraordinary reunion takes place between one of the great novelists of the twentieth century Graham Greene, and his old MI6 boss, the notorious Soviet double agent, Kim Philby.

In 1987, the pair met for the first time in 30 years, by which time Philby’s defection had captured the British imagination and contributed to a significant restructure of the secret service.

Did Philby regret his actions, and would he ever be tempted to back to the UK? What did those closest to him believe? Greene asks the questions as he delves into the reasons behind Philby’s great betrayal.

The Ben Brown play has a top cast including Olivier Award-winning Oliver Ford Davies (Graham Greene), of Game of Thrones and Star Wars, and Stephen Boxer (Kim Philby), of The Crown.

The two-hour-10-minute show takes place at the Anthony Hopkins stage from Monday, June 21 to Saturday, June 26. Times include 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £10. Theatr Clwyd members can book now. General online booking for the event opens on Tuesday, May 4.

The show will be socially distanced with other measures in place according to the latest guidelines set by Public Health Wales, Flintshire County Council, the Welsh Government, UK Government and UK Theatre.

For more information and to book visit www.theatrclwyd.com or call 01352 344101.