I Know My Husband Loves Me @ The Union Theatre
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I Know My Husband Loves Me is based on the true story of the undercover police relationships scandal in 2011. Towards the end of 2010 and in 2011/2012 a number of undercover police officers entered into relationships with activists they were sent to spy on and some ended up marrying these people under their false identities.
Image courtesy of Niall PhillipsThis thought-provoking and interesting play tells the story of a couple going through this. It opens with undercover police officer Ali telling his wife and mother of their two year old child that he is undercover for the first time. His real name is Verne. What follows is an interesting look into the couple's relationship both as they first met and after the truth has been revealed. There are twists and turns throughout meaning you are never quite sure what is going to happen next. Moreover, the writer Pete Talman leaves you with many unanswered questions as the play draws to a close. You are left wanting and needing more. The use of a very clever and unique stage design, including a raised stage the actors lift themselves onto for certain scenes, means you are drawn into the performance before you have even sat down.
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