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The Bush joins forces with Out of Joint to delve into the world of secrets and subterfuge of British Intelligence. Read More >

“Most of what she told me about herself is a cover story. She is a British Intelligence Officer. How far would she go to get information out of me? The answer is, quite far”

A young woman is found dead. Her sister sets out to find out what happened, and stumbles into a world of secrets and subterfuge that makes her question who Justine really was. How well can you ever know someone who lies for a living?

Ciphers reunites rising star director Blanche McIntyre (widely acclaimed for her recent production of The Seagull for Headlong and Most Promising Newcomer, Critics’ Circle Awards 2012) with Dawn King following their collaboration on Dawn’s much admired debut play Foxfinder (“a spell-binding dystopian parable” – Independent)

For Ciphers, the Bush joins forces with Out of Joint, one of the UK’s leading national and international touring theatre companies, and Exeter Northcott Theatre where the production will premiere prior to a national tour in Autumn 2013.



Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/01/2014

Opening Night: 16/01/2014

Closing Night: 08/02/2014

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Cast & Creative


Bruce Alexander, Ronny Jhutti, GrĂ¡inne Keenan, Shereen Martin


Director - Blanche McIntyre

Producer - An Out of Joint, Bush Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre co-production

Author - Dawn King

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