In a year of good plays Thomas Kilroy’s Double Cross stands out a mile for its biting and provocative intelligence . . . a rich profusion of ideas . . . a dense, ironic play.
— Michael Billington, The Guardian
‘Identity can be a fiction, and be no less satisfactory on that account.’ In this absorbing drama Thomas Kilroy investigates the validity of this claim. He shows, as through a prism, episodes in the lives of Brendan Bracken and William Joyce, including their relationship with Ireland and their conceptions of Britain and Germany in World War II. How these antagonists, given a choice by history, distorted their personalities to re-invent themselves becomes ultimately a spellbinding examination of the riddle of nationalism.