The play’s the thing

As must be obvious by now, Tulkinghorn’s spies are everywhere. Including the Stock Exchange Dramatic and Opera Society, known to insiders as Sedos.

Here you can find Chris De Pury, the former Herbert Smith real estate partner who has just arrived at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) after a stint freaking out the Sainsbury family on behalf of private equity group Three Delta.

In De Pury’s spare time he moonlights as the am dram theatre director at Sedos. He is also the donor of the De Pury garage-come-Sedos prop store, Tulkinghorn understands.

De Pury’s current project is a production of Road by Jim Cartwright, due to be shown at London’s Bridewell Theatre from the 14-19 April.

For those who are unfamiliar with Cartwright’s work, the play explores the lives of people in a deprived working class area of Lancashire under the Thatcher government, and portrays the desperation of their lives at this time of high unemployment in the North.

The irony of De Pury, who is said to be on a cool £1.4m a year at BLP, producing a play about Northern deprivation with members of the London Stock Exchange, appears to have escaped him…