A Very Expensive Poison
by Lucy Prebble
Based on the Book by Luke Harding
Originally produced at The Old Vic, London, UK
From August 20, 2019
About the Premiere Production:
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.
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.
Suitable for ages 12+. Some strong language. This production includes smoking (tobacco and herbal cigarettes). For more information please see trigger warnings.
Director: John Crowley
Set Designer: Tom Scutt
Lighting Designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Costume Designer: Tom Scutt
Sound Designer: Paul Arditti
Choreographer: Aletta Collins
Composer: Paddy Cunneen
Video: Ewan James Morris
Casting: Jessica Ronane CDG
Voice: Charles Hughes-D’Aeth
Dialect: Penny Dyer
Fights: Bret Yount
Baylis Assistant Director: Ebenezer Bamgboye
Cast: 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, Bea Svistunenko