Spy plays by David Thame are two pieces based on real events, 55 years apart and linked by themes of espionage and gay liaisons.
The first, London/Budapest, is set in 1955 where successful gay author Adam (Guy Warren Thomas) picks up handsome young airman Reg (Max Rinehart) at a sauna and takes him home.
Adam is erudite and eloquent, quick and observant but perhaps not quick enough - or maybe he doesn't want to see?
Flashbacks reveal more about his background, including a friendship with Guy Burgess who defected to the Soviet Union, which give the authorities enough grounds to be suspicious of his loyalties.
But while Adam may not be as innocent as he claims to be, is Reg being equally honest?
The tension mounts, is the sex functional, a ruse or is there something more, will this liaison end in the usual way?
Kompromat, which was first performed at the Vault Festival last year, has similar tensions although the narrative is reversed starting with final events so the question is how it got to that point.
It is set in 2010 and inspired by the death of GCHQ employee Gareth Williams whose body was found in a sports bag in his Pimlico flat while he was on secondment to MI6 in London.
Tom (Warren Thomas) is the brainy country bumpkin for whom the freedom and accessibility of London's gay scene have made him joyously wide-eyed, naive or purposefully unobservant?