A Very Expensive Poison
Presented by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
“If somebody says this person was murdered by the state, how are we supposed to believe it?”
His name was Alexander Litvinenko. A former Russian intelligence officer turned vocal Putin critic, granted asylum in Britain – but his outspoken opposition would prove fatal. Seen profoundly through the eyes of Litvinenko’s grieving wife Marina, award-winning playwright Lucy Prebble untangles the events of a shocking assassination on British soil, based on Luke Harding’s gripping novel.
The students of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School are thrilled to return to the evocative setting of St Paul’s Church, hot off the heels of their galvanising 2023 production of ‘Emilia’. Join them next spring and be prepared to delve into a scandalous spy drama that will leave you questioning where fact ends and fiction begins.
Written by Luke Harding
Adapted by Lucy Prebble
Directed by Aaron Parsons