Suitable for 12+.
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.
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (57%)
A stunning performance from all of a fabulous piece
Reviewed on 16 September 2019 by David, St Martin’s, Guernsey
Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by Paul, Narrabundah, Australia
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 Lorna, San Diego, United States Of America
Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by Julia, Esher, United Kingdom
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 Maeve, London, United Kingdom