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A Very Expensive Poison

A Very Expensive Poison

“If somebody says this person was murdered by the state, how are we supposed to believe it?”

His name was Alexander Litvinenko. A former Russian intelligence officer turned vocal Putin critic, granted asylum in Britain - but his outspoken opposition would prove fatal.

Seen profoundly through the eyes of Litvinenko's grieving wife Marina, award-winning playwright Lucy Prebble untangles the events of a shocking assassination on British soil, based on Luke Harding’s gripping novel.

The students of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School are thrilled to return to the evocative setting of St Paul’s Church, hot off the heels of their galvanising 2022 production of Emilia.

Join us and be prepared to delve into a scandalous spy drama that will leave you questioning where fact ends and fiction begins.

Running time approx 2.5 hours with interval

Written by Luke Harding
Adapted by Lucy Prebble
Directed by Aaron Parsons
Designed by Jess Brown and Millie Richmond

Content Advisories
Suitable for ages 14+. Adult themes including strong language and mild sexual references.
£14 Standard
£11 Concession

Box Office
0117 947 7288

Performance Schedule
Sat 17 Feb 7.30PM
Mon 19 Feb 7.30PM
Tue 20 Feb 7.30PM
Wed 21 Feb 7.30PM
Thu 22 Feb 2.30PM 7.30PM
Fri 23 Feb 7.30PM
Sat 24 Feb 2.30PM 7.30PM

A BSL Interpreted Performance with signer Sherrie Eugene-Hart will take place on Fri 23 Feb at 19:30.
Circomedia, St Paul’s Church, Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SJ
Sat 17 Feb to Sat 24 February
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