Old Vic Theatre

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB GB

A Very Expensive Poison

A Very Expensive Poison Tickets

4.9/5 - based on 7 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 28 September 2019
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About A Very Expensive Poison

Age restrictions

Suitable for 12+.

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 28 September 2019
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
A Very Expensive Poison description

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 Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Next Performances for A Very Expensive Poison at the Old Vic Theatre
today17th Sep 2019 7:30pm

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB GB

A Very Expensive Poison Cast
tomorrow18th Sep 2019 2:00pm

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB GB

A Very Expensive Poison Cast
tomorrow18th Sep 2019 7:30pm

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB GB

A Very Expensive Poison Cast
Thursday19th Sep 2019 7:30pm

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB GB

A Very Expensive Poison Cast
Friday20th Sep 2019 7:30pm

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB GB

A Very Expensive Poison Cast
Saturday21st Sep 2019 2:00pm

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB GB

A Very Expensive Poison Cast

A Very Expensive Poison reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone (57%)
Families (57%)
Teenagers (71%)
Couples (57%)
Theatregoers (86%)
Latest customer reviews
David
tragic, clever, funny

A stunning performance from all of a fabulous piece

Reviewed on 16 September 2019 by , St Martin’s, Guernsey

Paul
An excellent production of a compelling story.

Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by , Narrabundah, Australia

Lorna
Outstanding Acting and Writing Spoilt by Unnecessary Sexual Innuendo

If you have to leave signs in the bathroom about triggers, perhaps that is a sign that you are crossing a line. In an era of ME 2, when are writers and directors going to get the message? In one scene a Russian masturbates with an airline hostess who was checking him in. This spoilt what was a great play. The use of the F word so many times was unnecessary. Again great play and great writing. Some areas where more care is needed to make this a 10. Second half went on longer than necessary. Cut out the second disco scene.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , San Diego, United States Of America

Julia
Must see

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , Esher, United Kingdom

Maeve

Really enjoyed this show - sad, poignant, whimsical, funny. Serious points made about the behavior of Russia and of Britain in the wake of the poisoning of Litvinenko. Thoroughly recommended!

Reviewed on 26 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom