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Man of 100 Faces
Drama + Comedy

Man of 100 Faces

One hundred characters. One hour. One performer. This is the untold story of the greatest spy MI6 ever produced.

After its sell-out Edinburgh Fringe & King's Head Theatre run, Man Of 100 Faces returns to our theatre by popular demand, to mark the 105th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. 

This is the unbelievably true story of Sir Paul Dukes - a child runaway who, after just three weeks' training, becomes head of MI6 in Russia during the bloodiest year of the Revolution. 

Soon, this intrepid son of a Somerset vicar finds himself in a bewildering world of demagogues, femme fatales - and all manner of double and triple agents. 

He repeatedly escapes shooting, smuggles himself across enemy lines disguised as a ghost, runs one-hundred miles across a frozen minefield with crippling frostbite, and risks certain death to pass eye-popping secret intelligence back to Britain - using some very unconventional ink. 

He’s the scourge of Lenin, the only spy ever knighted, and a master of disguise. But can the Man Of 100 Faces unmask who he really is?

This is an extraordinary story told in an extraordinary way. One performer plays one hundred characters in a rollercoaster performance. Told through kaleidoscopic multi-roling and intricate physical theatre storytelling devised by Lecoq trained practitioners, this production brings Duke’s forgotten story roaring back to life. 


Writer & Performer | Saul Boyer
Director & Dramaturg | Sam Rayner
Producer | Maddy Chisholm-Scott
Production Company | Unleash The Llama

Ticket Price

£14 - £18


8 - 12 Nov


King's Head Theatre



"Probably the best one-man play you will see at the Edinburgh Fringe" ★★★★★ The Prickle 

"Saul Boyer gives a powerful physical theatre performance... commanding, compelling... he leaves nothing behind. A fantastic, powerful, thoroughly entertaining performance" ★★★★ British


Duration | This production runs at approximately 75 minutes with no interval.

Content Warning | References to child sexual abuse, torture & violence.


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