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Tom Hollander reprises his starring role in the long-awaited West End premiere.
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About Patriots

What happens when influential businessmen make political decisions? Tom Hollander plays Boris Berezovsky in Peter Morgan’s Russian drama of the ages, so book Patriots tickets on TodayTix.

Rupert Goold directs a blistering insight into 1990s Russian politics. The all-star cast lift complicated events into a comprehensive look at a nation’s new era; Will Keen won the Olivier for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of President Vladimir Putin.

Hollander delivers a confident turn as oligarch turned exile Berezovsky, with London Theatre raving about his “gleeful, wired and relentless [and] monstrously entertaining characterisation [to the businessman] bringing real pathos out of his eventual lonely exile.”

In 1991, the dissolution of the Soviet Union meant Russia became a newly independent country. Influential people in business plug the political gap in a nation crying out for change. Boris Berezovsky took advantage of the country privatising the state: he owned the television network Channel One, and parts of the national airline Aeroflot. He later funded Putin’s political campaign — a surefire way to protect his status. So when the new millennium turns, why does Berezovsky criticise Putin and become public enemy number one?

Discover how today’s patriot can fast become tomorrow’s traitor.

Run time

2h 40m (incl. 1 interval)

Start date

26th May, 2023

End date

19th August, 2023

Categories

Age

14+. Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.

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104 Reviews

Townseru

Townseru

161 Reviews | 29 Followers
87
Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Relevant

See it if you like very, very wordy plays and have an interest in politics. Or if you just want to see an acting master class by Tom Hollander.

Don’t see it if you like more lighthearted plays: this is long and slow to the extreme but it’s interesting and rewarding if you have the patience for it.

AlleyCatReviews

AlleyCatReviews

120 Reviews | 13 Followers
90
Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy politics, you want to learn more about Putin's rise to power, or you were following the Berezovsky / Abramovich court case.

Don’t see it if you can't take things with a grain of salt, you want a fun and happy play, or you have no interest in Russia.

ardiem

ardiem

119 Reviews | 41 Followers
95
Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you’d appreciate a serious look at contemporary history and the machinations behind Putin’s rise to power

Don’t see it if you’re looking for light entertainment or prefer more tightly-edited works

Catherine 352

Catherine 352

100 Reviews | 10 Followers
91
Profound, Ambitious, Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you'd like a great theatrical piece.

Don’t see it if you can't have an open mind for anything about Russia.

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Production note
This production includes reference to suicide, antisemitic language, the smoking of real cigarettes and strobe lights.

Stars on stage

Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander

Patriots cast and creative team

By: Peter Morgan
Director: Rupert Goold
Cast list: Tom Hollander, Will Keen, Luke Thallon, Matt Concannon, Ronald Guttman, Sean Kingsley, Paul Kynman, Jessica Temple, Josef Davies, Ashley Gerlach, Howard Gossington, Stefanie Martini, Evelyn Miller, Peter Eastland, Lydia Fraser, Matt McClure
Set: Miriam Buether
Costume: Miriam Buether and Deborah Andrews
Lighting: Jack Knowles
Sound: Adam Cork

Venue

Noël Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4AU

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551 Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
Directions from tube: (2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

More information about Patriots

Lies and secrets come to the fore in Patriots. As you watch the play, you’ll discover how the president’s inner circle shifted to best reflect the leading interests at the time, rather than the people. After Berezovsky left Russia, his life was still littered with political intrigue. He was found dead in a locked bathroom in his Berkshire home in 2013.

Patriots in London is the latest in a trend of Russian political plays. Lucy Prebble’s A Very Expensive Poison followed neutralised ex-KGB member Alexander Litvinenko who died of acute radiation syndrome. Patriots opened at the Almeida Theatre in summer 2022, and now transfers to the Noel Coward Theatre.

What to Watch For:

  • Tom Hollander plays Boris Berezovsky. The Night Manager and Rev actor regularly leads West End shows. He previously played Henry Carr in Tom Stoppard’s Travesties to Olivier and Tony-nominated acclaim.
  • Patriots is the latest Almeida Theatre play to transfer to the West End: A Streetcar Named Desire and Mary Stuart both headed into central London.
  • Patriots playwright Peter Morgan is no stranger to political plays. He penned Frost/Nixon, and Netflix’s The Crown.
  • The dissolution of the Soviet Union took over three years. The Soviet Union officially disbanded on 26 Dec. 1991.

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