A Very Expensive Poison

A Very Expensive Poison


  • Thomas Arnold


  • Tom Brooke

    Alexander Litvinenko

  • MyAnna Buring

    Marina Litvinenko

  • Callum Coates

    Martin/Dr Virchis/FSB Officer 2/Onstage Swing

  • Marc Graham

    DS Hoar/Nurse David/Youth 1/FSB Officer 1/Ruslan/Onstage Swing

  • Amanda Hadingue

    Professor Dombey/Lluba/Dr Bhatt/Photographer

  • Yasmine Holness-Dove

    Natalia/FSB Officer 3/Youth 2/Waitress 2/Dr Dudhniwala/Onstage Swing

  • Lloyd Hutchinson

    Dimitri Kovtun/Kamishnikov/Radiologist/Yaltsin

  • Robyn Moore

    Galina/Receptionist/Technician/Marie Curie/Onstage Swing

  • Peter Polycarpou

    Boris Bereszovsky/Walter/Dr Gunner

  • Sarah Seggari

    Cabin Crew/Australian Cleaner/Nurse Rezan/Youth 3/Nurse

  • Michael Shaeffer

    Andrei Lugovoi/Dr Gent/Gorbachev

  • Reece Shearsmith

    The President/Jon

  • Gavin Spokes

    DI Hyatt/Man with Stick

  • Bea Svistunenko

    Anatoly/Nurse Michena/Waitress/Lludmilla


  • Adapted by

    Lucy Prebble

  • Based on the book by

    Luke Harding

  • Director

    John Crowley

  • Set & Costume

    Tom Scutt

  • Lighting

    Mimi Jordan Sherin

  • Sound

    Paul Arditti

  • Choreographer

    Aletta Collins

  • Composer

    Paddy Cunneen

  • Video

    Ewan Jones Morris

  • Casting

    Jessica Ronane CDG

  • Voice

    Charles Hughes-D’Aeth

  • Dialect

    Penny Dyer

  • Fights

    Bret Yount

  • Baylis Assistant Director

    Ebenezer Bamgboye

Tickets: £12, £20, £30, £40, £55, £65

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.

Can’t find the seats that you’re looking for? We have a limited allocation of tickets available for supporters of The Old Vic from Patron level (£1,500) – please contact Sarah Elghady on 020 7981 0978, oldvicclub@oldvictheatre.com or visit our individual supporters page for more info.

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