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Based on Luke Harding's gripping novel of the scandalous events behind the death of Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko, the world premiere of Lucy Prebble's A Very Expensive Poison is set to open at the Old Vic on 19 August 2019 for a strictly limited engagement.
A Very Expensive Poison tickets are now available and thanks to the show's premature announcement as part of the Old Vic's Fourth Season before being delayed for the venue's Fifth Season, the buzz for this new play has been building up, which is why you'll want to be among the first to book the best seats and prices while stocks last!
What is the A Very Expensive Poison play all about?
Award-winning playwright and writer of the wildly popular series Secret Diary of a Call Girl Lucy Prebble tells of the notorious assassination of Alexander Litvinenko. Based on Guardian journalist Luke Harding’s book of the same name, A Very Expensive Poison brings a world of whistleblowing, defection, espionage, revenge and politics to the Off-West End stage.
For more information about Lucy Prebble's first new play in seven years, read our blog on the Top 7 Facts You Should Know About A Very Expensive Poison at The Old Vic.
The true story of Alexander Litvinenko
Alexander Litvinenko was a former officer of the Russian FSB and KGB who defected and became a naturalised British citizen. He worked as a writer, journalist and consultant for British Intelligence Services and was outspoken in his opposition to Vladimir Putin and his government, openly accusing them of staging bombings and other acts of terrorism to bring about Putin’s rise to power and orchestrating the murder of Russian journalists.
In November of 2006, Litvinenko fell seriously ill and was hospitalized. He would never leave the confines of the hospital again. He died less than a month later, the first confirmed victim of polonium 210-induced acute radiation syndrome. Follow the twists and turns that prove that fact is often stranger than fiction.
A Very Expensive Poison cast and creatives
The upcoming bone-chiller play is directed by John Crowley and features set and costume design by Tom Scutt, sound design by Paul Arditti, lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin, composition by Paddy Cuneed, video by Ewan Jones Morris, choreography by Aletta Collins, voice coaching by Charles Hughe's D'aeth, dialect coaching by Penny Dyer, and casting by Jessica Ronane.
The cast was recently announced for the world premiere of A Very Expensive Poison showing at London's Old Vic Theatre. Game of Thrones actor Tom Brooke will lead the cast as Alexander Litvinenko. He is joined by MyAnna Buring (The Twilight Saga) as Marina Litvinenko, Peter Polycarpou as Boris Bereszovsky, Michael Shaeffer as Andrei Luguvoi, Lloyd Hutchinson as Dimitri Kotvun, Reece Shearsmith as The President, and Gavin Spokes as DI Hyatt.
The full cast of A Very Expensive Poison is completed by Thomas Arnold, Bea Svistunenko, Sarah Seggari, Amanda Hadingue, Yasmine Holness-Dove, Callum Coates, Marc Graham, and Robyn Moore.
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Age restrictionSuitable for ages 12+
Running timeTo be confirmed.
Performance dates20 August - 05 October 2019
ContentContains strong language
AccessAudio Described performance: Mon 30 Sep 7.30pm Captioned performance: Fri 4 Oct 7.30pm
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First Look: A Very Expensive Poison in rehearsals for Old Vic premiere
Daring playwright Lucy Prebble is taking the Alexander Litvinenko assassination straight to the London theatre stage at the end of this month and rehearsals for The Old Vic premiere are in full swing. Have a look at the rehearsal photos for A Very Expensive Poison below and be sure to catch this provocative new play when it opens on 24 August.
6 Aug, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Spotlight on Luke Harding, author of A Very Expensive Poison
He's no whistleblower per se, but Luke Harding has certainly been flirting with espionage and corruption coverage (with an emphasis on Russian politics) ever since he became a foreign correspondent for The Guardian. The upcoming stage play, A Very Expensive Poison, which was adapted by Lucy Prebble, is not the first time Harding's work has entered the entertainment business. His 2014 novel, The Snowden Files, for example, inspired the critically-acclaimed 2016 Snowden film. Now with the play's highly-anticipated world premiere at The Old Vic Theatre just around the corner, there's no better time than now to review Harding's illustrious life and career.
5 Aug, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Casting announced for the Old Vic premiere of A Very Expensive Poison
Full casting has been announced for the highly-anticipated world premiere of Lucy Prebble's A Very Expensive Poison, which opens at the Old Vic Theatre in London on 24 August 2019 for a strictly limited run as part of the venue's Fifth Season with Matthew Warchus as Artistic Director. Based on Luke Harding's tell-all book of the same name about the radioactive poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, A Very Expensive Poison is set to open the new Old Vic season with a politically-charged bang.
5 Jul, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Features / New Shows + Transfers
Do you know these 7 facts about A Very Expensive Poison at the Old Vic?
This upcoming play about politics and radioactive villainy was first announced as a brand-new piece for Part Two of The Old Vic's Fourth Season before ultimately being delayed and later added to the Old Vic Theatre's Fifth Season. But now that the show has finally left development limbo, rest assured London theatre fans can finally get a taste of A Very Expensive Poison (not that kind of taste) at The Old Vic Theatre this August. But what exactly is this new Lucy Prebble play about and what are some of the key facts you should know about this daring new production? Find out below!
20 Jun, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels