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.

The cast includes Thomas Arnold, Tom Brooke, MyAnna Buring, Callum Coates, Marc Graham, Amanda Hadingue, Yasmine Holness-Dove, Lloyd Hutchinson, Robyn Moore, Peter Polycarpou, Sarah Seggari, Michael Shaeffer, Reece Shearsmith, Gavin Spokes and Bea Svistunenko

Director John Crowley
Set and 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

A Very Expensive Poison

A play by Lucy Prebble
Based on the book by Luke Harding
Directed by John Crowley

Tuesday 10 September, 7.30pm

The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB

Please note that The Old Vic is part way through a building project to double the number of ladies’ loos, reconfigure the Box Office and foyer, and upgrade access facilities. This means that your visit will be different to usual. We will be in touch with further information and instructions in advance of your visit.