A Very Expensive Poison

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Booking until 28 September 2019
The Old Vic hosts a world premiere of Lucy Prebble’s new play, based on a book by Luke Harding. A Very Expensive Poison plays at the Old Vic from August 19th.

In 2006, Russain spy Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in the heart of London. To this day, conspiracy theories surround his death. Ten years later, Luke Harding wrote a shocking exposé of the events behind the scandal. In a time of global crises and a looming cold war, A Very Expensive Poision is a high-stakes play which will send the audience through the world of secrecy from Mayfair to Moscow.

Casting is to be announced.

Lucy Prebble pens this extraordinary new drama. After her award winning debut The Sugar Syndrome at the Royal Court, Prebble has gone on to write several unforgettable new dramas. Her 2009 play ENRON earned her an Olivier Award-nomination and a Broadway transfer, whilst her 2012 play The Effect won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.

A Very Expensive Poison is directed by John Crowley, who has directed acclaimed films Brooklyn and the upcoming screen adaptation of The Goldfinch.

Full of shocking reveals and a deeper look inside an event which shocked a nation, A Very Expensive Poison is set to be a gripping drama for fans of politics and scandal. It plays at the Old Vic Theatre from August 19th, with an official opening night on September 5th.

Child Friendly?

The age recommendation for A Very Expensive Poison is 12+

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