A Very Expensive Poison

A Very Expensive Poison
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Truly theatrical. Swivels brilliantly between tragedy and farce.

The Observer
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Stunningly political and superbly theatrical.

The Stage
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Ambitious and out-there and upsetting in all the best ways.

The Upcoming
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A surprising, theatrical, watchable night ends with a whack of seriousness.

The Sunday Times
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Funny and frequently exhilarating piece of theatre.

Time Out
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As tender as it is clever, as incensed as it is inventive. It’s a wonderful one-off.

The Times
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A uniquely theatrical spectacle.

The Guardian
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A brilliantly bold and ferociously intelligent drama about our slippery times.

Financial Times

A rare breed of play, one of the highlights of the year so far.

City AM

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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.

Please note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

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