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Due to refurbishment and space at the venue, please leave ample time to collect tickets from the box office. Please Note: Contains flashing lights, loud noises, smoke/haze, cigarettes smoked on stage, strong language and mild sexual references.

About A Very Expensive Poison

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.

Run Time

3hrs 5min (inc. interval)

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Age

Recommend age: 12+

Stunningly political and superbly theatrical
The Stage
Funny and frequently exhilarating piece of theatre
Time Out
Truly theatrical. Swivels brilliantly between tragedy and farce
The Observer

Old Vic

The Cut, London, SE1 8NB

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This show closes on Saturday, 5 October.

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