Anglian Mist



“The appeal for me lies both in its local references  and also an intelligent, wider meditation on the nature of spying.”

Matt Salusbury (Traffic Light Theatregoer)

“It’s very well acted, particularly by Grant and Turner, in Spence’s production which slow-motions the scenes of violence and interrogation to good effect. ”

Anne Morley Priestman (Anneatthetheatre)

“One lady (born 1927) said the production was one of the most extraordinary experiences of her life. When it tours the region it might not be quite such an immersive experience. But the acting will make up for it.”

Basil Abbot (Diss Community)


Hidden secrets, dark conspiracies counter-intelligence and spies are the order of the day for “Anglian Mist” Stuff of Dreams’ 2017 production. When a notable author and historian who specialises in Ufology and conspiracy theories begins his lecture on the secret research carried out on Orford Ness during the Cold War he is somewhat taken aback when an elderly lady in the audience stands up and publicly takes exception to his claims regarding the true nature of the military installation on Orford Ness. What follows is a psychological thriller as a long-hidden cold war plot is brought kicking and screaming into the light of day with chilling consequences for all involved. Inspired by the vast concrete pagodas and the desolate beauty of Orford Ness, this play will open with an immersive theatre experience on the Ness itself and then tour the eastern region.

Booking Information

After three sell out shows on Orford Ness we are currently preparing for an Autumn Tour. Tickets are available right now and can be found here.

Cast & Crew

  • Anna Rees – Adrienne Grant
  • Yevgeny Markovich / Eugene Mallam – Russell J Turner
  • Valentine Scarrow – Matthew Barnes
  • Cordelia Spence – Director
  • Al Pulford – Promotional Photography
  • Pencil Bandit – Graphics & Poster
  • Dan Allen – Trailer
  • Amy Aldous – Research
  • Peter Hogarth – Research
  • Julia Pascoe Hook – Costume
  • Declan Pattison – Techical Manager
  • Tim Lane – Sound Design
  • Molly Barrett – Set Design


Photography by Al Pulford