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Old Vic TheatreLondon
Award-winning playwright Lucy Prebble's new murder inspired drama A Very Expensive Poison to receive world premiere at the Old Vic

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‘Truly theatrical. Swivels brilliantly between tragedy and farce.’
The Observer



‘Stunningly political and superbly theatrical.’
The Stage



‘A surprising, theatrical, watchable night ends with a whack of seriousness.’
The Sunday Times



‘Funny and frequently exhilarating piece of theatre.’
Time Out



‘A uniquely theatrical spectacle.’
The Guardian


Based on the Guardian/Faber book by Luke Harding

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 (BrooklynThe 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.

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