Undercover is set in a fictitious country’s fictitious intelligence department. It revolves around the head of the department, his deputy, and their new intelligence agent, Jane, the first female in their department. Jane is sent on an undercover spy mission to infiltrate an alleged subversive ‘charitable’ organisation known as the Centre. The Centre is led by a smooth and suave Oxford scholar, Qiang. Soon, Jane falls in love with Qiang. Meanwhile, the deputy, in an attempt to overthrow his head, is taking notes of the head’s misdeeds.
‘Undercover’ is a farce about ambition and ego. It highlights one very basic human flaw – the inability to trust other people, and the need to exert one’s power over another. The play will leave the audience guessing as to who is after who, and who are really the undercover agents.