A Cold Supper Behind Harrods with David Jason & Stephanie Cole to stream online

David Morley’s acclaimed drama A Cold Supper Behind Harrods is to stream online.

The digital theatre website Original Theatre Online is to add a filmed version of the rehearsed reading to its library.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 2012 as a radio play, this stage production of A Cold Supper Behind Harrods reunites the original star-studded cast – 4-time BAFTA Award winner Sir David Jason (A Touch of Frost, Only Fools and Horses), Stephanie Cole OBE (Coronation Street, Open All Hours) and Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones, The Crown).

They are joined by Saffron Coomber (Holby City and for Original Theatre, Viral) and Lucy Doyle (for Original Theatre, The Croft).

A Cold Supper Behind Harrods was inspired by real characters and events. Fifty years after the war that brought them together, three Special Operations Executive agents meet to record interviews for a BBC documentary.

Leo Marks, genius code maker and breaker; Vera Atkins, who trained female agents and devoted herself after the war seeking information about them and fighting for their recognition; and John Harrison, who spent years in concentration camps as a prisoner of the Gestapo.

As they wait to be interviewed, in a beautiful English garden drinking tea and doing the crossword, pleasantries give way to deeper darker subjects. A web of self-deception, lies and guilt begins to emerge.

Original Theatre Online first presented this rehearsed reading performance of A Cold Supper Behind Harrods when it was broadcast live from the Oxford Playhouse in June 2021, filmed by North South. It is now available to watch on demand until 12 October 2025.

For more information and to stream, visit originaltheatre.com

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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