On Tuesday night, two Russian spies posing as diplomats from the United Arab Emirates – who the UK believes were on a mission to hack Britain’s energy networks – photographed one of the world’s most famous stage productions, including its stars and crew before the show.
The spies photographed the star of the show Jack Thorne and all seven members of the creative team – which included director Sir David Nicholls – during the interval at the National Theatre’s latest show Spies of Warsaw, and then with them after the show ended.
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Police officers arrived just after 9pm at the National, after the end of the show, but the two spies had already left the theatre. The officers detained the spies and took their photographs before escorting them from the building.
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