A Very Expensive Poison


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.
A Very Expensive Poison at The Old Vic

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Old Vic
Starts: Monday 19 August 2019
Closes: Saturday 5 October 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


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 Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Synopsis


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.


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 19 August 2019

Closes:Saturday 5 October 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


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From £26

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Creatives


Author: 

Adapted byLucy Prebble

Based on the book by Luke Harding


Director: John Crowley
Designer: Tom Scutt
Lighting: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Sound: Paul Arditti

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