A Very Expensive Poison

A Very Expensive Poison

Based on the Guardian/Faber book by Luke Harding
WORLD PREMIERE

 A shocking assassination in the heart of London. In a bizarre mix of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life.

At this time of global crises and a looming new Cold War, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from Moscow to Mayfair.

John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch) directs Lucy Prebble’s (The Effect, ENRON) reimagining of Luke Harding’s jaw-dropping exposé of the events behind the notorious death of ex-FSB Officer Alexander Litvinenko.

Suitable for ages 12+. Some strong language. This production includes flashing lights, smoking (tobacco and herbal cigarettes). For more information please see trigger warnings.

 

Recipient of 2019 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

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Suitable for ages 12+

Some strong language. This production includes smoking (tobacco and herbal cigarettes). For more information please see trigger warnings.

Running time: Approx. two hours, 40 mins,  including a 20 minute interval.

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